On December 6, Concern America received a certificate from the City of Santa Ana recognizing the organization’s contributions to the local community and our global community. Since 1972, Concern America has provided support and resources to global communities spanning 15 countries and 4 continents. Impacting the lives of over 2 million people, Concern America works with communities without access to essential services as they better their lives to break the cycle of material poverty by leading their own health care, clean water, education, and economic opportunities.

“Concern America turned 50 this year and we have been a Santa Ana nonprofit since 1977, and though we work internationally, we couldn’t do our work without the global hearts of Santa Ana,” said John Straw, Executive Director of Concern America.

“Throughout their history, they have championed people who have been affected by armed conflict, displacement, material poverty, and rural isolation,” Councilwoman Lopez shared. Concern America was nominated by Councilwoman Jessie Lopez for this award, stating, “I am very proud of the work that they do not only here in Santa Ana but also abroad.”

Video recording of the award presentation begins at 1 hour and 46 minutes.

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