Government Shutdown Affects Local Organization

Date 2013/10/9 4:44:38 | Topic: News

The affects of the “federal government shut down” are being felt locally at offices such as Green Hills Community Action Agency.

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Cuts at the agency headquartered in Trenton are being made for what executive director Aaron Franklin says will make sure it can weather the "economic storm" and continue to provide services to those in need across nine area counties.

Franklin announced the Trenton office will only be open Monday through Thursday. Hours are from 8 to 5 on those four weekdays until further notice.

That change goes into effect Monday October 14th.

Franklin noted many employees are being affected by these cuts, so the staffs’ ability to answer phone calls will lessen. At some point, Franklin said the phone system will be updated to give more extensions to the departments.

He is asking that callers listen carefully to the options. Franklin explained community action will not have a staff person answering the phone all the time; so a callers’ ability to reach a desired contact is very important. He stated the best way to do this is by entering the appropriate phone extension.

Updates will be provided as the situation changes.

Franklin suggests interested persons can call Missouri members of in the Congress and ask them to end the government shutdown.



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