Acadiana Disaster Response Fund Grants $245,000 to Local Organizations and Churches - 11/21/2016 -
Immediate Release: November 21,
Disaster Response Fund Grants $245,000 to Local Organizations and Churches
(Lafayette, La.)— The Acadiana Disaster
Response Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) recently awarded a
total of $245,000 to 16 local organizations and churches to benefit flood
include the Acadiana Center for the Arts/Creative Relief Acadiana; Catholic
Charities, Diocese of Lafayette; The Family Tree; First Assembly of God –
Youngsville; First Baptist Church Youngsville; Lafayette Habitat for Humanity;
The Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Acadiana
District, Inc.; Mennonite Disaster Service; Our Savior's Church; Rebuilding
Together Acadiana; Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana; St. Landry-Evangeline
United Way; St. Mary Mother of the Church; St. Teresa Center for the Works of
Mercy; United Way of Acadiana; Volunteers of America-Acadiana Programs.
The grants will support programs for flood
victims as well as provide direct assistance to individuals. (CFA is not
accepting applications for individual assistance, but will instead, rely on the
expertise of grantee organizations to qualify and confirm eligibility.)
The Acadiana Disaster Response Fund received
contributions from generous donors and proceeds from various fundraising
endeavors to benefit those affected. Thanks to CFA Ambassadors, 100% of all
contributions to CFA are being used to benefit those affected by the floods.
Furthermore, grantee organizations have agreed to waive administrative fees to
ensure donor dollars directly benefit flood victims.
"Even though the flood occurred in August,
there is still a strong need for support for those affected,” said Community
Foundation of Acadiana President & CEO Raymond J. Hébert. "It is estimated
that our region will need $12 to $15 million to repair and rebuild our
communities over the next four to five years. CFA is appreciative of the
community’s outstanding support, and we are honored to make these grants to
continue to support our neighbors and communities as they rebuild.”
This is the second round of
grants from CFA which has awarded a total of $473,000 for flood response
efforts. Donations from individuals, corporations and others may be made online
at www.cfacadiana.org/flood. Checks
may also be made payable and mailed to Community Foundation of Acadiana (Memo: Acadiana Disaster Response Fund), 1035
Camellia Blvd., Suite 100, Lafayette, LA, 70508.Donations are
tax-deductible and 100% of your contribution, less standard credit card fees,
will benefit our neighbors.
For more information about CFA’s
Acadiana Disaster Response Fund, please call Communications and Development
Director Erin Winder at 337.769.4842.
Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all
generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier
philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on
the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary,
St. Martin and Vermilion.CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $176
million and has made cumulative grants of over $89 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.