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Stories Of Change

The ultimate measure of our success lies in the stories of our borrowers—the individuals and businesses who have partnered with Craft3 to improve their own circumstances, and help us strengthen the resilience of Pacific Northwest communities. We are proud to have literally hundreds of success stories among our borrowers. Here are several that best depict the great work Craft3 borrowers can accomplish with the right financial partner.  

Community Action Team (St, Helens, Oregon)

by Jennifer Janda | Dec 09, 2009

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Community Action Team (CAT) is a nonprofit providing services to low-income residents of Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties. CAT strengthens communities by developing and implementing programs to address poverty.

In 1996, the City of Vernonia was devastated by a flood. CAT assisted the community through the rehabilitation program, learning many lessons in the process. In 2007, when an even larger flood hit Vernonia, CAT was able to put those lessons to good use.

Craft3 provided financing to CAT for disaster recovery and community stabilization. CAT provided over $32 million in assistance to individual households, the City of Vernonia school district and Columbia County. This loan was made possible through funding provided by Meyer Memorial Trust.

Visit Community Action Team - 125 North 17th Street, St. Helens, OR 97051, www.cat-team.org