LIHEAP Takes Action!

August 20, 2021

Paying Power Bills

No matter where you stand on the climate change debate, we can all agree that the current state of things isn't the best. As we continue to have hotter summers and bigger wildfires; it seems every year new records are set. 

Consequently, our energy sources take a hit. We see increases in the cost of using energy and running water at home. Energy efficiency becomes more important so we can stretch the resources we have available and our hard-earned dollars. 

We often worry about the increase in our power bills when the seasons reach their peaks. In the last year we have seen what happens to power grids when they are pushed too far in extreme weather. In Northern California we will no doubt see another large shift in energy use due to the wildfires currently burning and anyone displaced because of them.

Situations like this are exactly what LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help with. Through the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021, LIHEAP received $4.5 billion dollars in supplemental funding to help in providing payments. Butte CAA received an additional allocation of funding from ARPA to support our efforts to respond to the needs of our community’s residents.

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Inexpensive Ways to have Fun this Summer

June 25, 2021

We get to have a summer outside of our homes this year! We want you to enjoy all that the North State has to offer this time of year and we want to help you do it without having to spend too much money.

Move Your Body!

Get outside and move your body! Going for a walk costs nothing and this simple activity has many health benefits when done regularly. You can plan morning or evening walks with friends and explore all the different trails in your local area and throughout your city. Riding bikes, roller blading, and skateboarding are also great options for you to get outside without spending money, especially with Chico's skate park and extensive bike paths.

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Thanks to You, North State

January 20, 2021

Northern California has shown its resiliency repeatedly since 2018. We don’t need to tell you all that we’ve experienced, but we do want to tell you about the good that’s happened in our community.

By coming together, we were able to make some great things happen. Our mission at Butte CAA is to lift others up and out of poverty, but everyone in our community plays a part as well through volunteering, donating, and spreading the word about our programs. Let’s look at some of those achievements together.

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Our Plans for 2021

January 08, 2021

Wow what a year 2020 was! We, as an agency, were put to work in ways we couldn’t have imagined in life before a pandemic. But now that we are here in 2021, we are ready to help you, our North State community, by providing you with tangible resources and supplies when in need.

Looking Ahead with Hope

We are hopeful that this year will be better. For us, hope is non-negotiable. It’s how we operate. Since we are in the business of helping our community members who are experiencing tough times, we are actively supplying hope in forms like boxes of groceries or ensuring that power bills get paid.

Though we are ready to meet the critical needs we know of, we can’t tell the future or know what may happen in the next 12 months. If you would like to help our efforts financially or by volunteering, we welcome your interest and there are many areas to get involved.

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Dear North State: A Letter from Butte CAA to You

December 23, 2020

Dear North State, 

This holiday season all of us at the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. want to wish you and your loved ones a time of peace, healing and joy. The year 2020 has brought many things that we do not want to see continued into 2021, but Butte CAA remains committed to our communities as we have since 1967. 

Whether natural disaster, health crisis or underperforming economy, we are here to help in whatever way that we can. I want to express appreciation to all of the Board, Staff, and Volunteers who make our efforts possible each day. 

When we look at our strengths, we have many people in our organization who are motivated and feel a humble sense of responsibility to others. This combination is a dynamite one for our agency and helps us get what needs to be done to help people in need. Our employees and volunteers are inspiring - day in and day out they get the job done with quality effort. 

Even during this unusual year of 2020, we were able to accomplish much through their efforts. 

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Reasons to (Amazon) Smile with Butte CAA

November 13, 2020

If you are like most of us and haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, there are probably a few online purchases in your future. Well, why not shop online and donate to a good cause at the same time? Plus, it's at no extra cost to you and you'll still be able to buy exactly what you want. 

By shopping on AmazonSmile you can donate to a good cause while doing your normal or holiday shopping, just by choosing the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. as your charity. When you make a purchase, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of what you’ve spent and donates it to Butte CAA. How cool is it that you can donate without spending any extra!

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National Energy Awareness Month

October 07, 2020

October is Energy Awareness Month. This is a nationally supported effort to bring awareness to how energy use affects us and our planet in our everyday lives. Learning about sustainability and auditing your home to see where your dollars are going are two ways you can participate this month. 

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COVID-19 Relief and Other Butte CAA Updates

September 04, 2020

Once a month, Butte CAA CEO, Thomas Tenoiro, spends some time with KKXX Chico NOW! Host, Vince Haney, to talk about what's going on at Butte CAA.

August's conversation was full of encouragement and packed with information about COVID-19 updates, the North State Food Bank and housing development projects.

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Fire Season Resources

September 02, 2020

Fire season is a time that California, particularly the North State, is all too familiar with and it's growing longer and feels more intense every year that passes. 

Each year our forest and land management professionals do their part to help prevent fires and our brave firefighters do their part to put out the flames. However, we must also do our part and be prepared to stay safe and educate ourselves on resources of preparing for an emergency, what to do in an emergency, along with fire recovery and supporting others.

We’ve compiled a directory of links to sites with information about wildfire season and keeping you safe. This directory will be updated as new resources become available. 

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Butte CAA

July 10, 2020

CEO Thomas Tenorio and Chico NOW! radio show host Vince Haynie talked about the CAA’s newest effort to respond to the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS, events for summer power shutoffs.

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