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Habitat for Humanity still pursuing grant

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County is still in the running for a $25,000 grant.

For the second month in a row, the organization is attempting to secure a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Everything program.

Voting in the current cycle ends Jan. 31.

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County is competing in the Neighborhood category.

Currently, the local organization ranks 79th overall.

The top 10 finishers are considered for the grant money.

In December, Habitat for Humanity placed 11th overall, automatically qualifying for the grant money again this month.

According to information provided by Habitat for Humanity representatives, the organization plans to utilize grant money for the following items:

* $5,900 -- subfloor, trusses, framing, OSB board,

* $1,100 -- electrical,

* $4,500 -- plumbing,

* $1,700 -- windows and doors,

* $4,400 -- siding, roofing, guttering, insulation,

* $6,400 -- furnace and air condition, and

* $1,000 -- finishing drywall.

To vote for the proposal, log on to http://pep.si/my10votes, which will direct users to www.refresheverything.com/pobox81brazili....

Voting may also take place daily via text message by sending a text to 73774 and placing 104282 in the subject header.

Meanwhile, the Northview band, guard and cheerleading program learned Sunday it would be receiving more grant money.

The programs combined together in November and December to compete for a $50,000 grant.

Although they did not qualify in November, they did place in the top 10 in December, finishing 10th overall.

With the grant money, the programs plan on purchasing marching band uniforms, percussion equipment, guard uniforms, cheerleading uniforms, sound equipment and a sewing machine.

Informational meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County will conduct an informational meeting for interested families at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27.

The meeting will take place at the Brazil Public Library.

Qualifications and requirements for families interested in purchasing the next home will be discussed.

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It's a shame that this isn't a bigger article and it hasn't been pushed for all of Clay County to see.....this is a very worthy cause. There is absolutely no reason for HFH to not finish among the Top 10 if this would have gotten the same amount of time as the NMK. Just sayin'.......some things are more important than others I guess.

And yes, I have voted for HFH everyday, both from my phone and my computer. so vote everybody! Let HFH know that we support them as much as we supported the NMK.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 11:50 AM

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