SMCAA in the News
Dec 21, 2021
Holiday food sharing program benefits 400 families in Twin Cities
Whirlpool Corp. employees Theresa Dunten, left, and Kathy Craig join volunteers from the city of Benton Harbor and the PGA of America to help distribute turkeys, chicken and holiday food to families Monday at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Benton Harbor.
Oct 18, 2021
Whirlpool Corporation appliance donation aids Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in their mission to support those in need
"This is our job—community action— and this is what we do. It’s also important to the clients that we serve, so we appreciate all that Whirlpool has done for us.”
Oct 8, 2021
SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2021 for Moody on the Market's 40 Under 40
It’s time for the 2021 edition of the 40 Under 40, a prestigious recognition program reserved exclusively for professionals under the age of 40.
Oct 6, 2021
State of Michigan increases availability of free bottled water for Benton Harbor city residents, recommends use out of an abundance of caution as efforts accelerate to address lead levels
Federal, state, local and community agencies’ efforts accelerated to provide increased bottled water, educate public and replace aging drinking water infrastructure
Sep 30, 2021
Bottled water available in City of Benton Harbor; filters and educational visits to homes planned
Local-state partnership aims to provide safe water as lead levels are permanently addressed.
Aug 20, 2021
Making a Way: United Way of Southwest Michigan's "In the Know" Newsletter
“When the pandemic hit, I wanted to somehow help people hurt by this crisis, but I wasn’t sure how,” said a St. Joseph resident.
May 14, 2021
United Way of Southwest Michigan Honors Community’s Resiliency with Annual “Celebration” Awards
For the second year, UWSM’s Celebration takes a different form. United Way has crafted another unique experience to acknowledge the generosity of donors and the impact made in the community in 2020.
Mar 10, 2021
2020 Non-Profit Excellence Award Winner -- SMCAA
SMCAA was one of 17 businesses and individuals recognized by the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and the Cornerstone Alliance yesterday during a celebration of local businesses and business professionals.
Jan 15, 2021
I&M donates $8,000 to Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency
The Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA) has announced receiving a donation of more than $8,000 from Indiana Michigan Power.
Dec 24, 2020
'This year has been extremely hard': Holiday food sharing program comes as need is on the rise
Cars lined up for blocks Wednesday as people in need waited for their turn to receive food for a holiday meal during the fifth annual Holiday Food Sharing Program.
Dec 21, 2020
SMCAA, First Presbyterian Church partner to help 50 families in need
Volunteers and Tammy Stanton, community service coordinator with Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, stand in front of the First Presbyterian Church on Friday afternoon. The volunteers were helping distribute food boxes to pre-registered community members for the holidays.
Dec 19, 2020
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency brings back food sharing program
Danae Donatello joins volunteers as they distribute holiday food in 2018 during the Holiday Food Sharing Program at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Benton Harbor.
Sep 30, 2020
SMCAA teams up with local farmers to increase food distribution
Volunteers and staff with the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency distribute food to hundreds of families during a food distribution drive-thru held in Benton Harbor in April.
Sep 22, 2020
Indiana Michigan Power contributes $25,000 to energy assistance program
In an effort to help Michiganders who are having difficulty playing their electric bill, Indiana Michigan Power is providing $25,000 to the Michigan Energy Share Program.
Mar 16, 2020
Oldham takes over as SMCAA executive director
Kim Smith Oldham was recently named the executive director of the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency after serving in various positions with the organization for more than 23 years.