Helping the Less Fortunate
  1. Dave Albo’s Bills to Help the Poor and Less Fortunate:


Despite what the Democrat Party says about Republicans and Dave Albo, Dave is a champion for helping those who are unable to help themselves.


In 1997, Dave helped pass the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) which gives free health care to all children in Virginia whose parents can not afford health insurance.  There are currently 430,878 kids covered by this program, and the number grows every month!


Since Dave took office in 1994, spending on programs for the less fortunate, has increased over 100%!  So don’t listen to Dave’s detractors, Dave and the Republican Party are dedicated to helping those who can not help themselves.  The key difference is that we will not spend taxpayers money on able bodied people who just refuse to work.  This was the core principle around the 1995 bill which reformed Welfare.  It withdrew funding for those who are able, but simply refuse to work.  It gave working mothers access to child care, made deadbeat dads pay their child support, and it enabled people to get an education so they can get a job.



My favorite links to local charities

http://www.echo-inc.org/

http://www.lortonaction.org/

http://www.westspringfieldrotary.org/


Virginia Ranks #1 in Getting People from Welfare to Work!


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Virginia helps more welfare recipients get jobs than any other state in the nation.

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has once again ranked Virginia No. 1 for job-entry rates for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients for federal fiscal years 2005 and 2006.

Virginia had the second-highest rate when it came to job retention for each of those years.

It is the third consecutive year that Virginia has received such a ranking.

TANF recipients receive job training and education through the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare program. One program that started in 2007 trains welfare recipients to become certified nursing assistants. In the past two years, 446 TANF recipients have graduated from CNA programs, the governor's office said.

Authorized and Paid for by Dave Albo for Delegate

 
 

Ground Breaking for ECHO Expansion


ECHO

Using his Seniority in the House, Dave Albo secured $25,000 state grant to help Springfield’s wonderful charity, Ecumenical Community Helping Others (”ECHO”).  Echo is a combined effort of Springfield’s Churches to help Springfield’s less fortunate have food and clothing.  Not a single person working at Echo accepts even one penny of pay.  They do it out of their love for Springfield and compassion for those less fortunate.


Lorton Community Action Center


Lorton Community Action Center (”LCAC”), takes care of the poor from South County.  For years, Dave Albo, has personally contributed to help LCAC raise money.  In 2004, he donated all the pay he received during the extended Session (this was the 2004 Session where the Governor’s tax increase was passed over Dave’s objection) to the LCAC.  In addition, Dave’s campaign, his law firm and Dave himself have donated.  “I am personally committed to helping the LCAC help South County’s less fortunate.  The LCAC not only helps feed and clothe the poor, they also provide many services including ESL and computer learning classes, free Legal Services, and several programs for children like after school care and sports programs.”

West Springfield Rotary Club


Dave has been a member of the West Springfield Rotary Club since 1993.  While they are most known for picking up trash on Rolling twice a year, many do not know that the money contributed the Rotarians themselves and those citizens and businesses who help the Rotary Club, have accomplished phenomenal things for Springfield!  Here are just a few:


  1. 1.1. Established a medical partnership for children without healthcare coverage for free dental work

  2. 2.2. Provided Disaster Relief as needed around the county and the country

  3. 3.3.  Supply clothing and toys for children with AIDS in a Romanian Orphanage

  4. 4.4. Collected bicycles for Pedals for Progress, which go to helping people in third world countries

  5. 5.5.  Provide college scholarships to High School Seniors who have demonstrated their commitment to serving others less fortunate than themselves

  6. 6.6.  Provide poor children in our area a great Christmas through “Kristy’s Christmas” which gives clothing, school supplies and even a toy or two to kids who would not otherwise get a Christmas present.