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Perth Amboy Puerto Rican Group Receives $445K Grant

The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. received the grant.

A Perth Amboy nonprofit has received a $445,000 donation from the American Red Cross to benefit families who are still struggling with long-term Hurricane Sandy recovery.

According to a press release from the American Red Cross, The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. of Perth Amboy was granted the money to assist with "case managing, direct assistance and referrals to partner agencies for Sandy survivors" in nine counties, including Middlesex County.

A recent dispersal of $1 million in grants from the American Red Cross, specifically targeted underserved populations of the state who are still struggling with storm recovery.

“We applaud the American Red Cross for making a significant investment to help so many New Jersey Latino families still awaiting help,” said Yvonne Lopez, Executive Director and CEO of the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc., in a prepared statement. “Thanks to the Red Cross, together with our partner agencies, we can take a giant step forward in expanding our bilingual services to identify and help these families recover and come back stronger.” 

Gordo K January 02, 2014 at 04:54 PM
"Underserved populations"? This determination is based upon ethnicity?
Judy January 06, 2014 at 11:40 AM
What about other ethnic groups who were devavstated by the storm? And i'm talking about those who completely lost their homes they worked so hard to buy? Germans, Irish? Hungarians? French? Russians? They don't matter to the red cross?

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