CWLA 2005 Hurricane Relief Efforts
A resource center for foster families, a neighborhood tutoring program, dozens of maintenance projects, and a post-adoption services program-these are just a few of the projects made possible through CWLA's Katrina Kids fund.
Since December 2005, CWLA has made grant awards ranging from $14,000 to $150,000 to child welfare agencies adversely affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
The Katrina Kids fund has been made possible through donations to CWLA, a financial contribution from the Freddie Mac Foundation, and the proceeds from the uBid for Hurricane Relief live celebrity auction and online auction in October 2005.
"The Katrina Kids fund has made a tangible difference in the lives of children and families affected by last year's hurricanes in the Gulf Region," says Maxine B. Baker, President and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation. "The Freddie Mac Foundation is committed to children, and especially in the aftermath of tragedy and disaster, we are proud to work with groups such as the Child Welfare League of America to ensure that our most vulnerable population, our children, are taken care of."
Following are more details about how CWLA's support has helped agencies get their facilities back up and running, pay down debt, revive programs disrupted by the storm, and ensure a smoother post-storm transition for the families and children they serve.
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