Grant op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Community - Sub­mit­ted For more in­for­ma­tion about the Geauga County Hous­ing Coali­tion, or to find out how you can be­come in­volved, visit their web­site at www. geau­ga­hous­ing­coali­tion. org.

The Geauga County Hous­ing Coali­tion held its fifth an­nual fundraiser at Met­zen­baum Cen­ter re­cently in Ch­ester Town­ship. More than 140 peo­ple at­tended the event to sup­port lo­cal hous­ing pro­grams.

There were 13 Geauga agen­cies that par­tic­i­pated in the cook-off. The first­place tro­phy was awarded to Met­zen­baum Cen­ter. The event raised $4,141.

The Mis­sion of the Hous­ing Coali­tion is to pro­mote af­ford­able, safe and de­cent hous­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in Geauga County through net­work­ing, ad­vo­cacy and ed­u­ca­tion.

The Coali­tion is cur­rently ac­cept­ing grant re­quests from Geauga County non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions who serve in­di­vid­u­als who are home­less or are at im­mi­nent risk of home­less­ness.

A re­quest for fund­ing must be sub­mit­ted in writ­ing and should in­clude the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s name and con­tact in­for­ma­tion, pur­pose or mis­sion, who you serve, how much you are re­quest­ing, and how the grant will be used to pro­mote the Mis­sion of the Geauga County Hous­ing Coali­tion.

Grant amounts will range from $100 to $650.

Send your re­quest by email to ts­later@geauga. org or by reg­u­lar mail to the Geauga County Hous­ing Coali­tion, c/o 13244 Ravenna Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024.

All fund­ing re­quests must be sub­mit­ted no later than Jan. 31, 2018.

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