Dothan non-profits receive funds from federal government

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan City Commissioners approved funds to provide assistance to various non-profits throughout the Circle City.

The Dothan Housing Authority, Alfred Saliba Family Services Center, The Salvation Army, Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity, and Legal Services of Alabama all are set to receive funds from the “C.D.B.G. which is the Community Development Block Grant through the CARES Act as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Mayor Saliba, these funds come from the federal government and will help non-profits complete projects they haven’t been able to do, which will especially help with during the upcoming holiday season.

The total funds being distributed is $598,935.

“At this time of year especially, as they are trying to meet the needs of those that may be living on the margins, whether it is food, clothing, places to live, sleep and be,” Mayor Saliba said.

Saliba encourages residents in the Circle City to get involved with non-profit organizations throughout the year. He said this doesn’t necessarily mean giving money but people also can give of their time and service.

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