Monday, April 6, 2009
1st Gig Out of Town
Southern Ohio Trade Show- Waverly, Ohio
Russell and Erin teamed up with the Community Action Committee of Pike County to participate in the local trade show in Waverly, Ohio this past Saturday. We were greeted by Jeff Wing early in the morning to help us set up and get oriented. Jeff is a Benefit Bank counselor on site at the Community Action Committee. He and Lisa were both a great help to those visiting the table-- providing information about local resources and touting Benefit Bank advantages.
As a team, we took turns sharing relevant information about each of our prospective organizations. The Community Action Committee of Pike County provides many services that help residents manage during difficult times including: energy programs, employment and training, health centers, transit system, senior services and much more.
We talked with 40 + individuals throughout the day, quite a few who seemed genuinely interested and in need of our services.
One gentleman was so glad to hear about our services. He approached the table expressing exasperation at not finding workable solutions to his medical issues- especially his need for insurance. Having had a near death experience recently, in the hospital, he was overwhelmed just trying to get healed. He was not aware of the benefits available to him. Fortunately, we were able to steer him to his local Benefit Bank site and give him guidance regarding eligibility.
All in all, it was a successful event and a beautiful day for traveling.