Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. to reopen Lewistown office
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Central Illinois Economic Development Corp.
Community Action announced that a new location has been found for
its Fulton County office after everything was lost in a fire on
April 6. The new location will again be in Lewistown, the county
seat of Fulton County, but services are available to all eligible
residents of the county.
The new location is at 809 S. Main St. in Lewistown. The days and
hours of operation will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
The reopening date will be May 16, at which time staff will
resume assisting clients with the essential services CIEDC offers
the low-income clients of Fulton County. Chris Alderson, Fulton
County community service worker, who is working out of CIEDC's Mason
County office at this time, is anxious to move back to Lewistown to
assist her clients once again.
Services include an emergency food pantry, USDA federal commodity
distribution, information and referral services, All Kids
applications, food stamp applications, Department of Human Services
diversion applications, FEMA utility assistance, Toys for Tots and
holiday food baskets, the Community Services Block Grant loan
program, and CSBG Scholarship applications.
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Angela Stoltzenburg, CIEDC's executive director, expressed
appreciation to residents of Fulton County for their patience during
this time of adversity and for their concern and help.
"One of our CIEDC board members, Linda Hackett, was especially
helpful in quickly responding to the scene to support our staff,"
Stoltzenburg said. "She also coordinated food and donation
collection to help restock our food pantry."
[Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. news release]