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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
For forty-two years ACTS has served the needs of those in our community whose lives are in crisis. The ACTS charter calls for us to serve the residents of Greater Prince William County, Virginia, which includes the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. That narrowly focused service area allows us to provide very concentrated and carefully monitored services with a high degree of attention to getting the job done correctly and with close public scrutiny regarding attention to quality control. But that narrow focus on a population totalling just over 450,000 and an area of roughly 400 square miles also means that our fund raising territory is quite restricted. While we have occasionally been awarded funding support for our services from national-level sources, the overwhelming majority of our operating funds come from our Prince WIlliam neighbors. Throughout the current recession, our funding has remained stable even beyond our fondest hopes. But the needs for services continue to climb, and there are times when when have to say the hard words, "I'm sorry, we can't help." We do our very best not to say those words, but we are stretched as thin as we have ever been. If ACTS is chosen as a recipient of the $5,000 award, I can assure you that not a nickle of that money will be wasted. If we are nothing else, we are great stewards of the resources we have been blessed to receive.
I am truly thankful that we found ACTS early-on in our military service in the Washington area. It has provided such a rich and rewarding opportunity to give back to the community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have been a part of this organization's service provision to those in need of food assistance, escape from domestic violence and search for affordable child care and housing, and I know from first hand experience that what we do makes a life-saving difference in more than 30,000 lives each year.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
...work to build a future funding base that was solid and dependable regardless of the prevailing economy. And, in fact, that is what I am working on through the development and marketing of our Futures Fund and the work of our Long-term Development Committee.