LAKEWOOD, Colorado. (CBS4) – Government employees who do not have a salary can struggle to make ends meet. The Lakewood Action Center wants them to know that they can help.
The non-profit organization serves Jefferson County people who face difficulties. It offers help for immediate needs such as clothing, food, rent and mortgage assistance, utilities and housewares, as well as opportunities for manpower.
"It's kind of like a one-stop shop," said Pam Brier, executive director of Action Center.
As a general rule, the Action Center is a place where people in homelessness come to ask for help. Now, the non-profit organization is trying to lend a hand to the fired government employees.
"Often, people can see a place like Action Center and say to themselves," It 's for someone a lot harder than me, someone who has experienced unemployment or d & # 39; other problems longer, "Brier told Kelly Werthmann of CBS4. . "We really want to get the message that we are here for everyone."
Tom Teske is a volunteer at The Action Center and says he loves helping people in need.
"I'll see sometimes, especially ladies, who will cry," he said. "Not only about their situation, but a few minutes later, about the kind of help we can offer them."
In the absence of a definite deadline for the end of the partial closure of the government, Teske wants his troubled employees to know that the Action Center can be a place of hope.
"That's what we're here for. We are here to offer help, "he said. "We do not ask any questions. We just want to help you. "
All services of the organization require an appointment, which can be taken by calling 720-215-4850 from 9h to 16h, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 11h to 17h. Thursday.
Same-day appointments may be available.
To learn more about the organization or to get involved in it, please visit: www.theactioncenterco.org.