November 19, 2015
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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded two Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grants.
FBJSL awarded a CAF Grant to the American Red Cross for their Home Fire Campaign. The $5,000 grant will be used to purchase and install smoke detectors in homes located in vulnerable neighborhoods in Fort Bend County. During installation, volunteers will provide education on fire safety preparedness and help create home evacuation plans with families. The goal is to reduce fire deaths and injuries by 25% within five years.
FBJSL also awarded a $3,000 CAF Grant to Team Operation Enduring Brotherhood. Founded in 2014, Team Operation Enduring Brotherhood’s mission is to make a life changing impact on veterans through recreational activities, such as cycling. Part of the cycling program is to provide veterans in Fort Bend County with the equipment to empower them to be active in their recovery. A veteran is provided a bicycle, skills clinics and a certified Peer Mentor from the Wounded Warrior Project.
FBJSL accepts CAF applications throughout the year for grant funding up to $5,000 per year. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations serving Fort Bend County with requests to fund a critical need, pilot program and/or expand a significant service to the community. For additional eligibility requirements and to download applications, please visit our Request Support page.