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Family Housing Resources grants $100,000 to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Family Housing Resources, Inc. (“FHR”), a support organization of the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pima (the “Pima IDA”), whose mission is to create lasting solutions to help individuals and families reach financial freedom through housing support, education, and partnership.
The FHR Cares Community Investment Fund was established in 2015 by Family Housing Resources, Inc., and FHR Cares, Inc. both 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organizations in Pima County, AZ. to further support FHR’s mission through offering funding support to partner organizations doing similar mission driven work in the community. In 2019 FHR Cares has awarded $475,000 in gifts to better Pima County and foster lasting community partnerships.
FHR Cares awarded the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFBSA) $100,000 in support of its $4.5 million renovation. Central to the renovation is the installation of an industrial-sized cooler-freezer to better preserve perishable food; redesigning of the parking area to provide semi-trucks with safe access to the cold storage area; and the expansion of the volunteer area and client parking lot. CFBSA’s goal is to complete the renovation by September 2020 in order to better serve the needs of the community.
“For 44 years the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has fed the hungry and been an inspiring advocate for families and individuals living in poverty,” said Meghan Heddings, FHR executive director. “We are thrilled to be a lead contributor and help this amazing organization achieve its mission of feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.”
About Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona: responds to the root causes of hunger and seeks to restore dignity, health, opportunity and hope to people living in poverty. Our mission is to change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.
Family Housing Resources awards a $50,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Tucson and to the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation
Family Housing Resources, Inc. (FHR), a support organization of the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pima (Pima IDA) is pleased to announce the award of two $50,000 grants.
The grants were awarded to Habitat for Humanity Tucson (HFHT) and the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF). Both organizations will use the funds to repair and upgrade residential property allocated to Tucson’s low-income households in the community.
HFHT will use the funds to repair homes with the goal of reducing energy costs. The organization partners with seniors, the disabled, U.S. Veterans, multi-generational households and single-parent families in need of home repair.
SAAF will use the grant to replace 12 evaporative coolers at their Glenn Apartments with modern and energy-efficient HVAC units. In all, SAAF manages seven apartment complexes providing shelter and services to persons experiencing homelessness living with HIV/AIDS.
“We could not be more pleased to provide support to Habitat for Humanity Tucson and the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation to help these exceptional organizations improve the housing and quality of life for those they serve,” FHR Board Member Steve Russo said. “This is in keeping with our mission to help worthy organizations provide safe and affordable housing in Pima County.”
“Making these critical home repairs benefits the families, the neighborhood, and the entire community,” said HFHT Executive Director T. Van Hook. “The repairs will ensure families live in safe and well-maintained homes. These upgrades also help restore the homeowners’ dignity and pride of ownership. The support of FHR means so much to our organization and those we serve,” added Van Hook.
SAAF Executive Director Wendell Hicks said, “this grant makes a huge difference in the lives of our tenants at the Glenn Apartments. The installation of the new HVAC units means an end to water leaks and damage occurring with the old evaporative coolers. It also means elderly clients with compromised immune systems and health issues will not suffer additionally during Tucson’s sweltering summer. We are very grateful for FHR’s generosity.” Hicks said.
About Habitat for Humanity Tucson (HFHT)
Habitat Tucson Home Repair Program partners with eligible limited-income home owners in need of critical home repairs. This program is designed to provide home owners with services to improve the condition and safety of owner-occupied homes. Housing rehabilitation services may include projects addressing home livability, safety concerns, accessibility upgrades, and/or home weatherization to improve energy efficiency to reduce utility costs. The home repair program serves aging seniors and disabled veterans, increasing the livability of their homes by installing ramps, grab bars, and roll in showers. Learn more at www.habitattucson.org
About Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF)
The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action. SAAF works to achieve these goals by providing case management, housing, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families; culturally appropriate prevention and education programs to reduce the rate of infection; & LGBTQ community outreach & engagement. SAAF has over thirty years of experience providing services to the southern Arizona community. Learn more about SAAF at www.saaf.org