Thursday, December 03, 2009

Grants give $105,000 for hurricane recovery in Haiti, Louisiana.

Grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund have given $105,000 for rebuilding and recovery following hurricane damage in Haiti and Louisiana.

An allocation of $75,000 supports a Church of the Brethren program in Haiti. The grant will support the building of eight new homes and a simple road to the Gonaives area, provide a drinking water well, support a third Brethren workcamp in Jan. 2010, and support continued oversight and management of the program including travel expenses. Previous grants to this project have totaled $370,000.

An allocation of $30,000 continues funding for Brethren Disaster Ministries’ Hurricane Katrina rebuilding site 4 in Chalmette, La. The grant supports the repair and rebuilding of homes, and volunteer support including travel expenses, leadership training, tools, equipment, food, and housing.

Source: 12/3/2009 Newsline

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