GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Homes of Hope is ready to do more good in the Greenville, S.C. community thanks to a $15,500 Micro Community Grant from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.
The grant funds will be used to help refurbish two modular homes to be used in transitional housing in the agency's Samaritan Village. Interns in the Overcomers Program will complete the refurbishment of these homes. The funds will also help to underwrite a Spring Information Fair, which will provide educational sessions on topics such as budgeting, credit repair, preparing for a mortgage, healthy meal preparation, and creating a neighborhood watch.
Founded in 1998, Homes of Hope provides safe, affordable housing for homeless and lower-income families and individuals, while also providing job skill training and mentoring for men overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. Since it was founded, Homes of Hope has built or developed 228 homes, and provided job training and mentoring for 171 men.
Micro Community Grants allow credit unions in North Carolina and South Carolina to partner with local nonprofit agencies to bring community benefit. The Homes of Hope grant proposal was put together with the help and cooperation of the Piedmont Chapter of Credit Unions and Community 1 Federal Credit Union.
Community1 is also providing volunteers for the Spring Information Fair.
Since it began in late 2005, the Micro Community Grant program has awarded more than $400,000 to agencies throughout the Carolinas.