Charlottesville Ten Miler Helps MACAA Program

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- The Monticello Area Community Action Agency got a financial boost Wednesday thanks to the Charlottesville Ten Miler.

The Ten Miler gave MACAA a $60,000 check to help fund the agency's Steps to Success program.

Through the program, people in the community who are struggling financially have a chance to learn about finances and how to improve their credit score.

MACAA was picked because of the program's broad reach.

Debra Gilbert, the director of the Charlottesville Ten Miler, said, "We like the fact that they help the entire community. It's not just Charlottesville, Albemarle. It's Fluvanna, it's the area. And they help the working poor, the people that slip under the cracks."

Barbara Miller, MACAA Executive Director, said, "We are always looking for help to do the work that we do. And to have this come to us is just huge for us."

Some of the money will also go to MACAA's Hope House program, which helps homeless families find a place to live and get back on their feet.

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