The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has selected Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity for a grant of $5,000.00.
The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians has a long and proud history of giving to the communities in which they live and work. In 1997 the Tribe formalized this tradition of philanthropy by establishing a grant making Foundation. Each year the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation makes grants to eligible non-profit organizations in communities in Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane counties. Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awards are made separately from and in addition to regular philanthropic decisions made by the Cow Creek Tribal Board.
The award will be used to expand our Critical Home Repair Program, designed to eliminate sub-standard housing by assisting low-income homeowners, including veterans, seniors, and disabled homeowners with critical home repairs. Our Critical Home Repair Program's objectives are to provide roofing, roofing repairs, and external ADA (Americans with Disabilities) accessibility projects. Typical projects include roof replacements and accessibility ramps.
The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation's belief that "Healthy bodies and healthy minds mean healthy communities" meshes perfectly with Habitat for Humanity's vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
By combining our grant funding with community donations and donations from local contractors, we will be able to expand our Critical Home Repair Program to even more of our neighbors in need. For more information about Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity's Critical Home Repair Program, see our website or call 541-998-9548.