Newberry Habitat for Humanity has received a $5,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF). NHFH was among 63 non-profit organizations to receive awards from CCUIF totaling $460,685.
Foundation Executive Director Carma Mornarich says, “The work done by these 63 non-profits is invaluable. Families, children and communities all benefit from their efforts. Supporting the fabric of community is what the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is all about. We’re proud to partner with these organizations that are located in Cow Creek homeland territory.” Each year, the CCUIF creates grants for eligible non-profits in Douglas, Coos, Lane, Deschutes, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties. Since 1997, they have awarded over $14 million in grants.
The money will be used by NHFH for critical home repairs in the La Pine area. Most of the repairs include weatherization, wood stove installation, access/egress ramps and other small jobs, with an average repair cost of $500 per project. NHFH’s goal is to create an annual fund of $10,000 for these repairs which are critical for veterans, low income and disabled homeowners.