Catholic Charities has received a $500,000 grant to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle.
The Bayou Community Foundation, which raises money from businesses, community organizations and residents, announced the grant Wednesday.
The money will help the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese's Catholic Charities program give direct financial aid to about 1,900 families, officials said.
"I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Bayou Community Foundation, their board and their incredible donors who are helping Catholic Charities provide financial assistance for rent, utilities, mattresses and supplies to help families get back on their feet post-Hurricane Ida," Catholic Charities' interim director, the Rev. Simon Peter Engurait, said in a news release.
It is one of the single-largest grants from the foundation's Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida Relief. The fund has given more than $3.7 million in grants to area nonprofits for relief and recovery services since the Category 4 hurricane devastated the area Aug. 29.
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"As we continue to respond to the needs of our community through direct financial assistance and case management, having BCF as a partner to ensure we have the resources needed has been a crucial element to our efforts,” Engurait said. “We simply cannot do it alone."
Learn more about the Bayou Recovery Fund and make tax-deductible donations at bayoucf.org/disaster-recovery.
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