EnviRenew Awards $10 Million Toward New Orleans Green Home Projects

The Salvation Army will announce today $10 Million in EviRenew Recovery Grants for 5 New Orleans neighborhoods. 125 Grants of $75,000 will be awarded to assist these deserving areas in developing Green Home sustainability projects.

EnviRenew is a Salvation Army initiative focused on making home-ownership costs more affordable through comprehensive green building standards and is a part of The Salvation Army’s ongoing recovery efforts in New Orleans. Energy efficient housing lowers owner’s expenses, enabling low and fixed income households to put aside more money towards savings and helps them achieve a better quality of life.

Working side by side with neighborhood associations, rebuilding agents, and community members themselves, Envirenew will establish replicable, sustainable standards for the area’s revitalization efforts.

EnviRenew’s four programs include:

·        Grants for the new construction of 125 affordable, sustainable homes and homeownership grants for community-capacity builders (i.e. teachers and first responders)

·        125 home rehabilitations

·        250 $500 Green Home Sustainability Packages (home weatherization)

·        EnviRenew Home Solar Program

“Kicking off EnviRenew is a great way to celebrate Easter by giving continued hope to those waiting to return home after a long journey of despair,” stated Captain Ethan Frizzell of The Salvation Army in Greater New Orleans.

Members of the community are invited to attend this exciting event! Details are below:

What: EnviRenew Recovery and Renewal Grants Announcement

Where: The Salvation Army Greater New Orleans Area Command

4526 S. Claiborne Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70125

When: 2:00 P.M.

April 1, 2010

Why: To announce the five Greater New Orleans neighborhoods that will receive 125, $75,000 for community capacity and funding for additional Green Home sustainability projects.

Guests: Capt. Ethan Frizzell, Area Commander, The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans

For more information about The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans, visit their website here.

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