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HCLTRO awarded $35, 000 grant for unmet flood damage needs of Humphreys County residents

The News-Democrat of Waverly, Tennessee

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A big boost in fund-raising efforts for the Humphreys County Long-Term Recovery Organization (HCLTRO) was realized recently when the organization received a $35, 000 grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. HCLTRO is a newly established organization formed to address the unmet needs of Humphreys County residents as a result of the May Ist flooding. The organization's mission is to provide coordinated delivery of long-term recovery assistance not met by personal insurance, FEMA, SBA Or other agencies.

HCLTRO is a collaboration of faith and secular based members and operates under the umbrella of the United Way as fiscal agent. The organization is not-for-profit and has established its mission statement, by-law, officers, and committees with specific responsibilities.

The "Solicitation and Utilization of Funds Committee" co-chairs Karin Davis, Ann Peek and Tonya Bancroft have been diligently worked to acquire funds to address unmet needs identified by federal, state and county effects. Karin Davis and Ann Peek recently completed a training course in grant writing and felt this was the perfect opportunity to submit their first grant application. Within a few weeks of submitting the application, notification was received of the $35, 000 award. "We were so excited to have our first application approved, "said Davis, "and it was even more exciting to know we have this personal part in assisting our friends, neighbors, and fellow Humphreys County citizens."

While this grant award contributes to a wonderful beginning, HCLTRO asks, that everyone support all fundraising activities, which will be announced in the near future. Anyone who would like to participate in this great effort, with volunteer time or mon-etary donations, please contact HCLTRO's.Di-rector Susan Goodmah at 931-296-4588, email unitedway@wayerly.net or P.O.Box 212, Waverly, Tennessee 37185.



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Original Publication Date: September 17, 2010



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