Friendship CDC gets $24,838 grant

The money will be used to provide temporary overflow shelter support to the Salvation Army. The grant will come from the Critical Need Response Fund.

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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