Habitat earns BBCF grant for houses

Published 2:57 am Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Demopolis Habitat for Humanity has received grant funds totaling $3,000 as part of The Black Belt Community Foundation Community Grant Awards.

The Black Belt Community Foundation Community Grant Awards were presented on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Central Alabama Farmers Co-Op in Selma.

Funded community organizations provide a variety of services addressing a multitude of issues facing the region today, including community economic development, health and human services, and youth and education programs.

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$125,000 in grants were awarded to 47 nonprofit organizations in Alabama’s 12 Black Belt counties – Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox

Demopolis Habitat for Humanity in Demopolis received $3,000 to help build of a new Habitat for Humanity home. Since their founding, BBCF has invested $108,800 through 39 grants in Marengo County.

The Black Belt Community Foundation was established in 2004 to support community efforts in the Black Belt that will contribute to the strength, innovation, and success of all of the region’s people and communities. The mission of the Foundation is “to forge a collective stream of giving from the community and other sources so we the people of the Black Belt, can enhance our continuing efforts to lift ourselves by taking what we have to make what we need.”

For more information about BBCF and the good works in Marengo County, please visit www.blackbeltfound.org or call 334-874-1126 or toll free at 866-874-1126.