This story appeared in the December issue of PRC’s Preservation in Print magazine. Interested in getting more preservation stories like this delivered to your door nine times a year? Become a member of the PRC for a subscription!
The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, gave the Preservation Resource Center a $10,000 grant to help homeowners repair damage associated with Hurricane Zeta.
“Hurricane Zeta caused damage in certain areas of our city, and as our community cleans up, the Regions Foundation is helping with the recovery effort,” Graham Ralston, New Orleans market executive for Regions Bank, said in a news release. “This cleanup creates an additional financial burden that many homeowners are unable to meet. While Regions Bank and Regions Foundation work to support homeowners year-round, we are proud to make this special donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Zeta.”
The PRC will use the grant money to make repairs to houses in the historic Tremé neighborhood, one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the nation. Specifically, funds will be used to make repairs to roofs, siding, gutters and roof vents that were damaged during the storm. PRC’s Revival Grants program has been working with homeowners in Tremé since last year.
The Regions Foundation also gave a $10,000 grant to Rebuilding Together New Orleans to support homeowners who have hurricane damage. Rebuilding Together New Orleans was founded as a program of the PRC, but became an independent nonprofit organization last year.
“We appreciate Regions Foundation’s continued support as the PRC works with homeowners in the historic Tremé neighborhood to make critical repairs to their homes. Hurricane Zeta put an additional burden on homeowners during a year that has been economically stressful for so many families,” said Gordon McLeod, chairman of the Preservation Resource Center’s Board of Directors.
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