“Last night with the budget not passing and it directly impacts the elderly and disabled people, a lot of which we serve through this program,” said Missy Beets, Marketing and PR Vice President. “So, as of December first we'll lose most of our participants here because there will be no funding to help them get here to the adult day care service.”
Beets said as of now, they have about 65 participants who use the center every day.
“Our hope is that over the next few days if there are six state representatives that change their vote to yes the budget will pass and we are doing everything in our power to get the message out and have people call these state representatives,” said Beets. “There were 27 that voted no and hopefully get at least six of them to change their mind because if we can get it to pass the funding will not be cut on December 1st and that is our number one priority right now.”
Here is the contact information for just three of the state representatives for our area:
RANDE WORTHEN: (405) 557-7398
JOHN MONTGOMERY: (405) 557-7374
JEFF COODY: (405) 557-7307