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Local CCHD grants announced

the Inland Register

(From the June 21, 2012 edition of the Inland Register)

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development diocesan advisory committee has announced recipients of local grants, approved by Bishop Cupich:

• Kateri Northwest Ministry Institute: to assist low-income leaders in Native Catholic communities to attend formation and training.

• Spokane Community Land Trust: to assist creation of first community land trust in Spokane, which will keep homeownership affordable for low-income residents.

• Habitat for Humanity: to underwrite creation of a homeowners’ association at Hope Meadows, Habitat’s 116-home project in Deer Park.

• Transitions: to train for job retention for low-income participants in the New Leaf Bakery Café program.

• New Hope Resource Center: to support a participant-led community garden project for clients of the local food bank in Colbert.

Total grant awards: $15,300.

All of these organizations have been screened for compliance with Church teaching and will be monitored going forward. All of the organizations receiving grants work to address root causes of poverty.

Funds for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development come from the diocesan Collection for the Church in the United States, taken up in Eastern Washington parishes each spring. Please consider a contribution.

Members of the diocesan advisory committee are Connie Smith, Donna Gadau, Linda Chatfield, Patt Perlman, Don Giese, Geri Rein and Joyce Alonso.

More information about the work of the national Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which seeks to address the root causes of poverty, is available at www.usccb.org/cchd.


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