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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.
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.
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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