The Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP), a program for Swannanoa residents with emergency needs for fuel, utilities and medical care, will cease operations June 30, 2016. The SEAP is a program of the Swannanoa Community Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that also owns and manages Grovemont Park and playground, and the building that houses the Swannanoa Library. The assistance program had its roots over fifty years ago, in Beacon Manufacturing’s program that helped employees with emergency needs. Current SEAP clients are encouraged to contact other assistance organizations that serve Swannanoa, including Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, Eblen Charities, Salvation Army, and United Way 2-1-1.
The Swannanoa Community Council will continue to provide service to the community through the operation of Grovemont Park and playground, and ownership of the Swannanoa Library building. Additionally, the Council will continue to co-sponsor (along with the Friends of the Swannanoa Library) the popular Groovin’ on Grovemont concert series that raises funds to support the park, playground, library, and library programming. The Swannanoa Community Council board is currently seeking volunteers to be part of its community service-based mission. For more info and to find out how you can get involved, please email SwannanoaCC@gmail.com.
Friends and Neighbors of Swannaona (FANS) extends a thank you to the Swannanoa Community Council, and its past and present employees and volunteer board members, for their many years of service in managing and operating the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program.