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Local Habitat for Humanity hopes to receive Pepsi grant

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County is currently pursuing grant money through the Pepsi Foundation. If the organization is selected to receive grant money, it will be used to help build homes in the area, like this one, which was dedicated to a family earlier this year. [Order this photo]
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County is now in the business of applying for grants.

The organization's President, Rogene Morge, told The Brazil Times it is in the running for a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Foundation this month.

"We want to get the word out," Morge said.

Each year, Habitat for Humanity of Clay County sets out to build homes for county families in need. However, with the economic status the way it is, money has been difficult to come by.

Morge said the organization was accepted into the grant programs through Pepsi Refresh Everything, the same as the Northview High School band program.

The organization will be in the running for the grant through the end of December.

Habitat for Humanity joined an alliance with other groups pursuing grants as well.

Those interested in voting may go to http://pep.si/my10votes and register. From there, they are given a password and must click on the toggle for www.refresheverything.com. Or, Morge said those voting may just log on to www.refresheverything.com or by logging on to pep.si/teamhabitat, beginning Tuesday. The local organization's grant proposal may be accessed in the neighborhood section.

"A link has been set up where those voting may go straight to the grant ideas," Morge said. "That's the easiest way to do it."

She said those wanting to vote may also do so via Facebook or by text message.

"This would help us tremendously," Morge said.

Morge said if the organization is successful in securing a grant from Pepsi, the money would be used to help build another home in Clay County.

"It will help cover lumber, plumbing, electrical, windows and drywall," she said.

She added the next home the organization builds may be located at the corner of Harrison and Ridge streets in Brazil.

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