On October 23, Community Action's Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Center was honored at the New Americans Expo with the Community Heroes Award. TESS was honored with other local organizations for its role in aiding the victims of the Flower Branch Apartments fire this summer.
Following the Long Branch Apartments fire, TESS was immediately transformed into an emergency response center, providing critical services to those impacted by the fire. TESS continues to support the victims of the fire as they begin to rebuild their lives.
Pictured left to right: TESS Center Manager Maureen Larenas, County Executive Ike Leggett, and County Council President Nancy Floreen