Cooley Honors Homeless Assistance Teams

Sacramento, CA   |  Office of Ken Cooley
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Assemblyman Ken Cooley and Karen Edwards of Rancho Cordova HART receiving the award. Photo courtesy Office of Ken Cooley.

Sacramento, CA (MPG) - Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) recently honored the Homeless Assistance Resource Teams (HART) of Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova as the 8th Assembly District’s 2017 Nonprofit of the Year.

Each year, the California Legislature hosts the California Nonprofits Day Celebration to recognize nonprofit organizations that make significant contributions to their communities.

“I am delighted to select the HART organizations of Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova as my nominee for this year’s Nonprofit of the Year,” said Cooley.  “The collaboration that HART displays by working with government, businesses, and the faith-based community, personifies an admirable paragon of charity and service.”

HART is a volunteer-run group of businesses, congregations, and individuals that serves as a resource for those facing extreme poverty and chronic instability by connecting people in need with local services. The HART philosophy is rooted in the idea that resources must be accessible in order to be utilized, and the homeless populations of Sacramento County face many barriers between services.  Open communication between local government, business owners, faith-based organizations, and passionate individuals fosters an atmosphere of collaboration and helps to bypass some of these major barriers to assist those in need of key services.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley represents the 8th Assembly District. The awards were presented on Wednesday, June 28.