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Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund Awards $505,270

The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) and River Region United Way (RRUW) held a joint press conference to announce their 11th round of grants addressing critical community needs (first track of funding) from the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund, and their fifth round of grant awards (second track of funding) for ongoing recovery efforts to address the special needs of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Today, a combined total of $33,223 was awarded to 13 community nonprofit organizations and churches. To date, 181 grants, totaling $505,270, have been awarded to 117 different organizations to support relief and recovery efforts since the joint fund was created in March 2020.
GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR FIRST TRACK
Saint Paul AME Church will receive $1,800 to purchase food items for 120 meals per week that volunteers will cook and deliver to senior citizens over three months.
The Noah Foundation will receive $2,500 to provide direct aid for medical expenses and other basic needs for 10 families impacted by COVID-19 that are caring for medically complex persons in their homes.
Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Action will receive $1,800 to work with the City of Montgomery and Health Services Inc. to connect Hispanic persons to information and services related to COVID-19.
Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church will receive $2,500 to provide food and utility assistance for families financially impacted by COVID-19.
Women of Refined Gold, Inc. will receive $2,500 to provide direct assistance of food, utilities, PPE, and immediate shelter to support women experiencing domestic violence.
Machis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama will receive $2,000 to provide care packs of personal hygiene, sanitizing, and PPE items to those in need with a focus on high risk persons and essential workers.
Montgomery Antioch District Association Ministries will receive $2,500 to provide direct assistance for utilities, medication, food, and rent for clients who have been impacted by COVID-19.
These grants awards from Track One represent an investment of $15,600 in our communities.
GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR SECOND TRACK
Boys and Girls Clubs of the River Region will receive $2,500 to support the purchase of HEPA air scrubbers and sanitation stations for use in its Montgomery clubs.
Heritage Training and Career Center will receive $4,310 to purchase equipment to adapt its adult GED program for virtual learning.
Rays of Hope Outreach Program Inc. will receive $2,000 for facility sanitization services and supplies.
Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center will receive $4,313 to purchase laptop computers to provide teletherapy sessions and allow staff to work remotely.
House of Fellowship will receive $2,500 to replace nonfunctioning equipment used in telecounseling and group sessions, purchase PPE supplies, and provide transportation and crisis response services for clients.
Children’s Center of Montgomery, Inc. will receive $2,000 to purchase cleaning and PPE supplies.
These grants awards from Track Two represent an investment of $17,623 in our communities.

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