Emergency-relief grants awarded to 7 poverty-fighting projects

Emergency-relief grants awarded to 7 poverty-fighting projects

(April 23, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Christian Theological Seminary’s Faith & Action Project is providing $75,000 in emergency relief grants to seven organizations whose poverty mitigation work includes mental health services and family stability measures.

Working with community networks, past Faith & Action grant recipients and others, CTS has identified seven organizations to receive these emergency relief grants which will be issued before April 30.

  • Eastern Star Church ROCK Intitiative, $10,000
  • Edna Martin Christian Center, $10,000
  • Julian Center, $10,000
  • MLK Center, $10,000
  • Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center at Eskenazi Health, $15,000
  • Shepherd Community Center, $10,000
  • Volunteers of America, $10,000

“As we address the crisis in front of us, we still focus on the long-term goal of eradicating poverty,” said Lindsey Nell Rabinowitch, Faith & Action Project Director. “We believe that mental health is as important as food and shelter in overcoming current challenges, and we’re pleased to partner with organizations doing this work.”

About the Faith & Action Project
The Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary is dedicated to helping to spark a revolution of hope by leveraging resources of communities of faith to connect, inspire and empower lasting solutions for people confronting poverty. Through annual public events and grants, the Faith & Action Project seeks to ignite a solution-oriented movement for inclusive well-being in our community. The Faith & Action Project is supported by the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund and Lumina Foundation. www.cts.edu/faith-action-project/

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Nathan Day Wilson, CTS Director of Communications, nwilson@cts.edu, 317.931.2316