LOCAL INTERFAITH GROUP RECEIVES GRANT
FROM NATIONAL JEWISH ORGANIZATION FOR HAITI PROJECT
Hollywood CARES, a South Florida interfaith group that has funded an orphanage since 2007 in Port au Prince, Haiti, recently received a $25,000 grant from the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest organization of synagogues in North America, representing an estimated 1.5 million Jews.
This money will be used to underwrite the operational costs of a community youth center, which was established in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake to serve the needs of the children and young adults in the surrounding neighborhood, including a tent city that is still home to over 200 children.
Hollywood CARES is a partnership between Temple Beth El and First Presbyterian Church, both of Hollywood, Florida. During the past four years, Hollywood CARES has helped underwrite the cost of food, clothing, housing, education and dental care for the children of Project Papillon. In addition, Hollywood CARES sponsors two mission trips to Haiti each year, during which participants work at the facilities and spend quality time with the children.
This $25,000 grant is the second that URJ has generously given to Hollywood CARES and Project Papillon. The first, about a year ago, was a $12,000 grant which was used to purchase a generator for the community center. This latest grant from URJ brings the total amount raised by Hollywood CARES to over $200,000.
For Further Information, Please Contact:
Rabbi Allan Tuffs
Temple Beth El - 954-920-8225
Reverend Kennedy McGowan
First Presbyterian Church - 954-923-8209
1351 S 14th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020
Web Site: www.hollywoodcares.net