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Oak Park Neighborhood Association Launches “Oak Park Cares” Program to Help Neighbors Pay for Basic Needs 

Seed funding provided by Sacramento-based cannabis retailer Perfect Union

May 20, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the Oak Park Neighborhood Association (OPNA) launched a new bill assistance program, “Oak Park Cares”, to help neighbors avoid financial hardship during economically trying times. Residents can apply for low barrier assistance with utilities and other bills that are creating an economic hardship.

 “The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our neighbors’ ability to pay for basic needs like food, rent and medical bills,” said Adrian Rehn, President of OPNA. “With many of the temporary economic relief measures close to expiring, now is the time to scale up community-driven programs like Oak Park Cares.”

 The program’s initial $5,000 seed funding was provided by Perfect Union, a Sacramento-based cannabis retailer known for their commitment to positive change in the communities they serve across California. The funding will provide the basis for OPNA to launch this program that will later be supported by donations from other local businesses.

 “We’re proud to support the Oak Park Neighborhood Association’s innovative approach to help residents in need,” said David Spradlin, CEO of Perfect Union. “The pandemic has shown us that now, more than ever, we need to band together. Sacramento is also home, and it’s part of our company’s DNA to give back to the community that has given so much love over the years.”

 To apply, interested Oak Park residents can fill out the application form located at oakparkna.com.

Those interested in supporting the program can donate online via PayPal or Venmo, or send a check addressed to Oak Park Neighborhood Association at P.O. Box 5755, Sacramento, CA 95817.

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