Written by on May 15, 2024

Couleecap, our area’s Community Action Agency since 1966, has served 1 million people in Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon Counties since opening its doors to fight poverty. The milestone was recently announced in the latest annual report titled, “A Million Reasons”, which highlights stories of people served by the agency.

Executive Director of Couleecap, Hetti Brown, joined the Morning Buzz to share the great news, their impact on our community, and how we can help!

Couleecap takes action to find innovative strategies to combat poverty. You see their work in workforce housing developments, local food pantries, weatherization and community solar programs; you’ll see it in services that prevent evictions and homelessness, or in small business development efforts and nursing tuition programs.

They also do a lot of things that you can’t see – partnering with other agencies to build collaborative programs, work with local governments on policy efforts, and provide education on poverty to the community.

Couleecap has developed, launched, and operated more than 247 programs in the Coulee Region since it opened. Those programs have focused on housing, food, employment, education, energy, transportation, and more.

If you’re able, you can support by volunteering at one of their food pantries or the Couleecap Tenant and Landlord Resource Office, making a land or monetary donation, or simply following on Facebook to spread news about their work.

There’s also a couple spots left for their golf fundraiser, Putting to End Homelessness. Click here for more info and to sign up!

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