(Sept. 17, 2013) — Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless is excited to announce 18 new grants awarded in August and September.
Anna Marie’s Alliance, St. Cloud, $4,320 to replace heavily worn carpeting at a transitional house for women and children who have fled domestic violence.
Minnesota Homeless Coalition, St. Paul, $4,200 to provide scholarships for homeless individuals to attend an annual conference.
People Responding in Social Ministry, Golden Valley, $2,300 to install a stainless steel table and counter top for safer food processing at a food shelf.
The Salvation Army, Albert Lea, $7,000 to install a stainless steel countertop in a kitchen used to serve meals to those in need 6 days a week.
Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis, $6,662 to purchase a refrigerator and freezer to keep up with increased need for fresh foods at the Brian Coyle Food Shelf.
YWCA of St. Paul, St. Paul, $5,000 to purchase a new boiler to keep 4 families living in transitional housing warm during the winter months.
Fargo Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, Moorhead, $5,000 to replace the roof over the food pantry to ensure continued safe food storage.
Emma Norton Services, St. Paul, $4,665 to purchase a new stove and oven to provide meals for formerly homeless women.
West 7th Community Center, St. Paul, $4,400 to purchase a refrigerator for meals served to low-income youth.
The Salvation Army Rochester, Rochester, $4,953 to purchase a freezer to replace the broken freezer at the food shelf.
Christians Reaching Out in Social Service, Rogers, $2,945 to purchase equipment for the food shelf including a ramp, scale, and hand trucks.
Ruth’s House of Hope, Faribault, $2,785 to purchase a security system that will help keep victims of domestic violence safe at the shelter.
Our Saviour’s Housing, Minneapolis, $7,400 to replace windows in resident bedrooms at the emergency homeless shelter.
Canvas Health, Oakdale, $7,720 to replace the roof at housing for formerly homeless individuals with mental illness.
The Salvation Army, Booth Brown House, St. Paul, $6,563 to replace a range and oven that provides meals for homeless youth.
Area Food Shelf, Argyle, $6,200 to repair an elevator and replace aging freezers at the food shelf.
Emergency Food Shelf Network, Inc., New Hope, $7,500 to purchase a new motorized pallet jack and rechargeable batteries to help the food bank respond to increased need.
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook, $7,500 to replace a leaking roof at a transitional housing facility.