Funding Partnership Addresses Emergency Needs

Cincinnati, OH - August 8, 2011 - The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) funding partners recently granted $98,500 to assist nonprofits with unforeseen needs. Over the past three years, the partnership has been dedicated to helping nonprofit agencies and clients struggling with the impact of the economic recession.

Grants were awarded to Center for Great Neighborhoods, Clermont Senior ServicesLittle Sisters of the Poor and People Working Cooperatively. Each of these nonprofit organizations is addressing the needs of individuals and families by providing emergency assistance and/or opportunities for economic and/or housing stability.

  • Center for Great Neighborhoods will help Brighton Center and Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio keep its current counseling staff that work on the foreclosure crisis in Northern Kentucky.
  • Clermont Senior Services will be able to provide emergency home repairs to low-income senior homeowners in Clermont County.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor will be able to sustain its daily program of caring for low-income elderly. The grant will provide one month of food for 100 seniors.
  • People Working Cooperatively will provide emergency home repairs to low-income Northern Kentucky homeowners.

The WTES funding partnership, convened by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), has served more than 65,000 individuals and awarded more than $4.3 million to 116 organizations.

Read more about WTES at www.gcfdn.org/wtes


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