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Disaster recovery grant awarded to Eagle, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK -- Eagle, Alaska has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Alaska Disaster Recovery Fund of Alaska Community Foundation, to help the rebuild efforts after the 2009 Spring floods.   Since June, 2009, ACF has awarded $16,000 to organizations helping Yukon River communities that suffered damage.   A community-based committee,  Rebuild Eagle Construction Team, is tasked with making decisions on how the grant is used. Most homes that were destroyed and damaged have been rebuilt and are liveable for the winter, but septic systems will need to be replaced when the ground thaws in the spring.   The Alaska Disaster Recovery Fund was created to support the recovery efforts that continue long after a disaster has left the news cycle. As funds are available, grants are made to well-established groups working in the impacted communities. The Alaska Community Foundation works closely with long-term recovery groups to assess needs.   Alaska Community Foundation is a statewide public charity that helps people create endowments for the causes they care about. More than 225 funds are managed in an investment pool and support the work of everything from basic needs to the arts. More information is available at http://www.alaskacf.org .

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