The Friendship Community Development Corp. was among four nonprofits awarded grants today from the Critical Need Response Fund.

The Friendship CDC will get $24,838 to provide temporary overflow shelter support to the Salvation Army. The CDC is a nonprofit arm of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Launched on December 2, 2008, the Critical Need Response Fund is an emergency relief program created to address the immediate needs of Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents who face dire circumstances because of the economic crisis.

More than $2.3 million has been donated to the fund by 792 individual and companies. The fund has distributed $1,289,274 in grants.

Grants will be awarded through March 2009.

Other recipients today were:

  • $18,870 to the Ada Jenkins Center to provide financial assistance to individuals and families who have exhausted all other resources
  • $96,050 to Crisis Assistance Ministry to make emergency rent and/or utility payments to families facing eviction or utility disconnection
  • $12,000 to Urban Ministry Center for a soup kitchen that provides daily meals to the homeless.

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