Good news for the Panhandle as The St. Joe Community Foundation Approves Grants Totaling $361,000, all for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.
An additional $361,000 in grants has been approved from its $1 Million pledge towards relief efforts for the region of Northwest Florida affected by Hurricane Michael.
Recent awards bring the grant total related to the Hurricane to over $772,500.
The most recent grant awards include donations of $100,000 each to both the Bay County and Gulf County Education Foundations for technology and connectivity needs for students and faculty.
Grants of $25,000 each have been pledged to the Bay County Employee Care and Panama City Florida Hurricane Disaster Relief Funds to assist in providing essential needs for Panama City and Bay County employees.
Forest Park Methodist Church also received a grant for $8,500 to replace their community grill/cooker to assist with feeding the community and future fundraising events. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Woman’s Club of Panama City received a donation of $5,000 to assist with building repairs.
The Foundation also awarded $10,000 grants to each of the following: Friends of the After School Assistance Program (ASAP) to assist with the many replacement needs they have from their Glenwood location, Life Management Center of Northwest Florida for their employee emergency assistance fund, Habitat for Humanity of Bay County to assist with building materials for home repairs, The ARC of the Bay to help with hurricane expenses and the Tom P. Haney Foundation to assist students with essentials needed to stay enrolled in classes.
Other grants provided in the Gulf County area include $25,000 to the Port Theater to assist with roof replacement costs and $12,500 to the Christian Community Development Fund Inc. for supplies needed for home repairs for elderly and disabled residents in Port St. Joe.