County awarded funds for emergencies

The National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has awarded $3,426 to Houston County.  The money is used to provide food and shelter to households in crisis. The local board is made up of Bluff Country Family Resources, Veteran’s Services, Semcac, Human Services and other interested organizations. The local board determines how the funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit or an agency of government, 2) have a checking account and accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter 5) have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit. Qualifying organizations may apply.

Anyone wishing more information should contact Wendy Todd, Semcac, P.O. Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971-0549, (507) 864-7741.