SMCAA in the News
Jul 7, 2022
State updates bottled water pickup in Benton Harbor
Cases of bottled water are pictured outside a home along Territorial Road in Benton Harbor. Many residents continue to use bottled water as lead lines are replaced at homes throughout the city.
Jun 20, 2022
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Named to 20 Best Places to Work for 2022
Best Places to Work recognizes the type of business that everyone would like to work at – they’re the businesses that are going above and beyond for their team and the community, setting the gold standard for others to aspire to.
Jun 17, 2022
Benton Harbor recycling program brings in more than 16,000 lbs. of empty water bottles
At the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, hundreds of thousands of water bottles are distributed every week.
Jun 16, 2022
More than 16,000 pounds of water bottles recycled in Benton Harbor
More than 16,000 pounds of empty water bottles have been recycled in Benton Harbor through a plastic water bottle recycling program offered during state of Michigan water distribution hours.
May 19, 2022
MCA Recognizes 2022 Volunteers of the Year
Marletta Seats is recognized as one of Michigan Community Action Association's 2022 Volunteer of the Year at Community Action's Day at the Capitol in Lansing.
Apr 18, 2022
SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2022 for Moody on the Market's Bold Women of Business
First of its kind, the 2022 edition of Bold Women of Business recognizes female figures who are helping their organizations to grow, bring impact, and make a positive change.
Apr 11, 2022
State of Michigan Proclamation: May 2022 is Community Action Month
Governor Whitmer signs a proclamation acknowledging Community Action Month and the work Community Action Agencies do for Michigan families.
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.