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MEO to unveil 50th Anniversary banner

By Staff | Mar 5, 2015

KAHULUI – Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. Executive Director Lyn McNeff last week announced the unveiling of a specially designed banner celebrating MEO’s 50th Anniversary and an anniversary commemorative picture to be taken at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 16, at the MEO offices at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

“We invite everyone to come and be a part of history by taking part in our banner unveiling and photograph,” said McNeff. “The face of poverty has changed since 1965. Then, it was mostly our kupuna who lived in poverty. Now, sadly, it is our children. Across America, one out of every five school children lives in poverty. That is unacceptable, and we will continue to work to end that harsh reality.”

MEO was established as a Community Action Agency in March of 1965, it is one of the first agencies to be established to end poverty in America and specifically to fight poverty in Maui County. Each county in Hawaii is served by a Community Action Agency.

MEO provides early childcare services, senior and handicapped transportation, youth services, advocacy, rental assistance, reintegration of former inmates back into the community, business development classes, micro-business loans, and services to the Hispanic community, among other programs.

For more information, call 249-2990.