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45 Inland nonprofit groups win Bank of America grants to help homeless

Forty-five Inland nonprofit groups have won grants from Bank of America to help them fight homelessness and poverty.
The donations totaled $417,500 and focus on increasing access to shelter and supportive services, as well as improving job skills, education and other needs to help people become financially stable, a Bank of America news release states.
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The nonprofit groups in Riverside and San Bernardino counties help people find emergency and short-term housing and to care for basic needs such as food and hygiene. They also connect youths and adults with jobs.
Al Arguello, of Bank of America, said helping nonprofit groups and assist in addressing homelessness in the Inland area. (Courtesy photo)
“So many of us are just one life event away from being homeless or needing to depend on basic needs services such as food banks or shelters,”  Al Arguello , Inland Empire market president for Bank of America, said in a statement. “But through strategic philanthropic investments into the Inland Empire’s incredible nonprofit network addressing fundamental services like hunger relief, shelter and education, Bank of America can deploy capital to advance more economic opportunities in the region.”

Organizations receiving grants are: Arrowhead United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands – Riverside, CASA of San Bernardino County, Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, Center for Educational Leadership, Childrens Fund, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, Corona-Norco Rescue Mission, Crafton Hills College Foundation, Desert Aids Project, Desert Manna, Desert ARC, Family Assistance Program, Feeding America Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, FIND Food Bank, Foothill Family Shelter, Fox Riverside Theatre Foundation, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, Goodwill of Southern California, Hidden Harvest, HomeAid Inland Empire, Idyllwild Help Center, Inland Empire United Way, Inspire Life Skills Training, Jewish Family Service of the Desert, Ophelia Project, OPARC, Operation Safe House, Promise Safehouse, Raincross Boxing Academy, Rebirth Homes, Rim of the World Educational Foundation, Riverside Community College District Foundation, Riverside Meals on Wheels, T H I N K Together, The Girlfriend Factor, Time for Change Foundation, Voices for Children, Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy and Youth Action Project.

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