Recently, SERCAP’s Regional Department attended and presented at the Annual Eastern Shore Housing Summit and Conference in the Town of Onancock in Accomack County, Virginia. Held at the Historic Onancock School on Friday, September 23, 2022, the event was hosted by Ava Gabrielle-Wise with the United States Sustainable Development Corporation, and included both the Eastern Shore Housing Summit and the Eastern Shore Housing Resources Conference.
Onancock’s Bayside Revitalization, a fellow nonprofit organization working on the Eastern Shore, invited SERCAP’s Regional Department to speak at the event. SERCAP’s invitation was based on the agency’s long-standing history of supporting communities and low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals in Accomack and Northampton counties.
SERCAP’s Senior Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) and Well Specialist participated in two presentations at the event, including: 1) a morning Panel Discussion on Septic, Sewer, and Water Infrastructure, and 2) an afternoon presentation on What to Do if Your Well and Septic Fail. SERCAP’s TAP and Well Specialist also connected with potential clients, speaking to over 25 individuals at the event. He distributed SERCAP Brochures and marketing collateral, and received several requests for future well assessments.
Without SERCAP’s full slate of Programs and Services, many rural communities and low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals would be forced to go without such necessities as reliable access to clean drinking water, indoor plumbing, safe and affordable housing, community development and infrastructure needs, water/wastewater infrastructure solutions, and more. It is important to remember that even in the US in the 21st Century; there are those who do not have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water, environmentally sound septic facilities, and affordable housing. In order to help SERCAP continue to provide assistance to both the individuals and communities in need, please consider making a donation to SERCAP’s Water Life! Fund!
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*Funding for SERCAP’s Regional Department is provided by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Community Services’ (OCS) Grant, USDA RD’s Technitrain Program, the Drinking Water Compliance Grant through the EPA, and the EPA Private Well Grant. Additionally, all of SERCAP’s programs and services in Virginia are leveraged by a Budget Appropriation granted by the Virginia General Assembly, and administered by the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD).