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More than $2.7 million awarded to local organizations to help with Hurricane Michael recovery

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Published: May. 15, 2020 at 5:57 PM CDT
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Organizations in our area still helping with Hurricane Michael recovery are getting grant money.

Volunteer Florida Foundation announced Friday $2.79 million will go to ten organizations engaged in Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.

Bay District Schools will be awarded $440,000 for hiring volunteer liaisons to help schools with mentoring activities and buying computers and other supplies needed as a result of Hurricane Michael.

BRACE will receive $100,00 to provide coaching, training, and mentoring support to long-term recovery groups which will improve their effectiveness in helping survivors with their recovery.

Doorways of Northwest Florida will get $200,000 to help the organization's effort to provide nutritional meals and basic services to families in continued need due to the storm.

Federal Alliance for Safe Home will receive $645,000. With the money, the group will work with the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church to rebuild Hurricane Michael-damaged homes in Bay and Gulf Counties.

Feeding the Gulf Coast is receiving $95,000 and will use the money to give up to 583,000 additional meals to households struggling with food insecurity due to Hurricane Michael.

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories will get $485,000 to repair its building so it can continue to house aquatic life and host educational programs.

Habitat for Humanity of Bay County will get $350,000 to repair homes damaged in Hurricane Michael.

North Florida Inland Long-Term Recovery will get $110,000 to hire project/volunteer coordinators who will help survivors.

Rebuild Bay County will get $245,000 to help survivors of Hurricane Michael return home.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace will get $120,000 to buy supplies to build more than 700 beds for children in need through out Bay County.

The foundation says these grants were awarded through a competitive application process.

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