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H*3761
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H*3761 Concurrent Resolution, By H.H. Keyserling, Cork and J.M. White
 A Concurrent Resolution to congratulate the Beaufort-Jasper Economic
 Opportunity Commission on its twenty-five years of service to the citizens of
 the lowcountry and commend the Commission for its unwavering commitment and
 dedication to fighting poverty in our State and improving the lives of
 thousands of families and individuals.

   04/03/91  House  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-4
   04/03/91  Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO CONGRATULATE THE BEAUFORT-JASPER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ON ITS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AND COMMEND THE COMMISSION FOR ITS UNWAVERING COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO FIGHTING POVERTY IN OUR STATE AND IMPROVING THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS.

Whereas, on August 20, 1964, Congress enacted the Economic Opportunity Act, our country's declaration of "war on poverty"; and

Whereas, the Community Action Agency was created to lead the fight against poverty in local communities, offering "a hand up, not a hand out"; and

Whereas, on March 11, 1966, the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission received its corporate charter as a community action agency for these counties; and

Whereas, for over twenty-five years the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission has been a leader in our state's "war on poverty", helping to meet the needs of thousands of families and individuals with food, shelter, education, health care, illiteracy, unemployment, and discrimination; and

Whereas, during the twenty-five years the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission has served the bi-county area, it has stimulated economic growth and development by bringing more than twenty-five million dollars into these counties; and

Whereas, the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission has been a leader in developing innovative and cost-effective programs and has maximized resources through close coordination and working relationships with other local agencies; and

Whereas, the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission remains strongly committed to the citizens of Beaufort and Jasper counties, to their children, elderly, working poor and other disadvantaged persons; and

Whereas, the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission has rededicated its efforts, resources, and leadership to continue the struggle to overcome poverty; and

Whereas, this State also must continue to uphold its commitment to wage war against poverty for the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty continues today. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission on its twenty-five years of service to the poor and disadvantaged of the lowcountry and commends the commission for its unwavering commitment and dedication to fighting poverty in our State and improving the lives of thousands of families and individuals.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Leroy Gilliard, Executive Director, Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission, Post Office Drawer 9, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-009.

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