Visclosky Announces FY 2012 Emergency Food and Shelter Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced two grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The grants, which will be administered by Lake Area United Way, will assist local social service organizations in their efforts to combat hunger and homelessness.
“We are thankful to Congressman Visclosky for supporting these needed funds for our community. This supplement is critical during these tough economic times,” said Lou Martinez, chief executive officer and president of Lake Area United Way. “With unemployment still high, basic food and shelter remains a problem for many residents. These dollars will help many individuals that are in need of basic assistance.”
Congressman Visclosky said, “I am pleased that Lake Area United Way has secured federal assistance to help provide temporary food and housing support to local families who are facing hard times. By supporting our local social service organizations, we can help Northwest Indiana families get back on their feet.”
The grants total $174,015 and $43,043.