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Destiny's Success Story: Healthy Homes Initiative in Cleveland County

“Destiny” is a single senior citizen living in Cleveland county. She invested all of her savings into purchasing her dream retirement home. Shortly after moving in, the HVAC caught on fire, and the people she purchased the home from refused to help. She was totally devasted and didn’t know what she could do. A friend advised her to call 211, and through that referral was able to locate our agency who leveraged the Healthy Home Initiative funding to completely weatherize her home and replace the defective HVAC unit. Destiny says that she now has a safe and energy-efficient home. Her monthly energy bill is reduced to $60 and has provided her enough funds to dig a little pond in her back yard and build a small fire pit.  She is so happy and stated that she’d like to write everyone a note of thanks, but suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, no one would be able to read her writing.  

We are grateful to have a sponsor like BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina who invests in our communities, and so proud to have Community Action Opportunities as part of our network! We couldn't do this important work without them and their dedicated staff!

Want to Help People like Destiny?

  • Donate | We use your money to help run our programs, and provide training that helps organizations and individuals make their way to self-sufficiency. You can donate on our web page or find an agencies local to you.

  • Volunteer | We can’t do this alone. Join us! Find one of our agencies in your county and check out their website for volunteer opportunities.

  • Become a Member | Did you know you can become a Community Action Member? Membership provides discounted tickets to our various events, an inside look into our organization and more. Membership fees start at only $25 a year for an individual, or $300 for an agency.

  • Partner with Us | We are humbled by the many non-profit and for-profit organizations that partner with us to bring services, educations and events to North Carolina. If your organization is looking for a non-profit to partner with, please consider us. Email us at We would love to hear from you!

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