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Delaware delegation announces housing grants U.S. senators Joe Biden and Tom Carper and Congressman Mike Castle recently announced that Delaware has been awarded more than $13 million in federal grants by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding includes nearly $7 million in Community Development Block Grants to develop viable urban communi- ties by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment. and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Also included is more than $4.5 million for the HOME program. whicli helps to expand the supply of decent and affordable housing for low- and very low-income families by funding housing pro- grams that meet local needs and priorities Funding also contains $845.000 for Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) programs. This money will be used by state and nonprofit organizations to fund projects that benefit low- Wal-Mart Continued from page 50 ty. "We operate globally, . but we give back locally, said Ray Bracy, vice president, Corporate Affairs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. "At Wal-. Mart. we are proud to be a "store of the community,' and part of that means ,supporting our neighbors in the communities we serve. being involved in the neighbor- hoods where we operate stores and making a difference at the local level." Due to the company's philan- thropic mission and operational infrastructure. Wal-Mart was positioned to quickly respond to the emergency needs of residents in the Gulf Coast region last fall. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Wal-Mart led the way in corporate cash donations, donating more than $18 million in cash to aid emergency relief efforts, includ- ing the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, The Salvation Army, the income persons who have been medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families. Approximately $310.000 in funding is 'allocated for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program, which will allow state. local and private entities to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters. HUD has also designated $57.524 for the American Dream Downpaymem Initiative (ADDIL which will promote homeowner- ship opportunities by providing necessary resources for downpay- ment and closing cost assistance to low-income and minority households. "This is great news for the pro- grams that were awarded these grants, and it's even better news for those Detawareans who will benefit from their services," said the Delaware Delegation. "Homeownership is the comer- stone of the American Dream and we must continue to do every- thing that we can to make that dream a reality." I American Red Cross and the Texas Disaster Relief Fund. In addition, through Wal-Mart's Associate Disaster Relief Fund, the company provided $14.5 mil- lion in cash assistance to the more than 20.000 associates impacted. Last year. Wal-Mart also made charitable donations to organiza- tions as' diverse as the Children's Miracle Network. United Way of America and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, to name a few. Some of the company's philanthropic initiatives include Wal-Mart's Teacher of the Year program and the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. In 2005, the company donated more than $45 million in support of educational initiatives. In addi- tion, through a long-standing part- nership with The Salvation Army, a record $26 million was collected for the organization's annual Red Kettle campaign at Wal-Mart stores and SAM'S CLUBs and an additional $17,000 via an online giving system. LYNN O'DONNELL ,d 302-644-8330 302-644-8209 Practice primarily limited to. Real Estate Settlements Estate Planning and Administration Elder Law: Guardianships. Powers of Attorney, Medicaid Planning, iYlillerTrusts Member of Notiond Academy of Elder Law Attorneys CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, July 21 - Monday, July 24, 2006 - 55 ,, J 't ...eJ N'- SMITH & CO. RESTAURANT QUEST FITNESS CENTER FAMILY DOLLAR RACKERS BAR BAKED FRESH ALANTE FINANCIAL LA PLAZA MEXlCANA HAPPY'S RESTAURANT SABOR LATINO SENOR SUDS TAQUERIA LA RAZA TRINITY CARIBBEAN FOODS TAX MANAGEMENT SERVICE BELLEZA BEAUTY SALON DELAWARE SEWING CENTER FOUR SEASONS FASHIONS - Discounts on Square Foot Rates Available - L00STOLTZ REALTY Call Stoltz Realty, Demetri Kyranakis 658-6681 office Ext, 209