S.O.M.E. gets $10,000 from TD Charitable Foundation

I noticed that So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.), which has a feeding facility on the unit block of O Street NW, is a recipient of a donation from the TD Charitable Foundation.

I spotted this brief item in the “Good Works” column in the Friday, March 26, 2010, Washington Business Journal:

Who’s Giving:  TD Charitable Foundation

Who’s Receiving: Shelter House, $25,000;  Wesley Housing Development Corp. of Northern Virginia, $15,000; So Others Might Eat, $10,000.

What’s Being Given: Total of $50,000.

Background: Now in its fifth year, the TD Bank fundation’s “Housing for Everyone” grant competition grew almost 500 proposals from non-profits for projects that help the housing situation in communities where the bank does business.  Grants ranged from $10,000 to $100,000.  The 2009 competition focused upon the housing stabilization efforts of affordable housing organizations.

A Few Words From The Sponsor:  “Now more than ever there is a need to help families stay in their houses and protect our neighborhoods from the effects of foreclosure and abandonment,” says Elizabeth K. Warn, president of teh TD Charitable Foundation and executive vice president of community development for TD Bank.  “We are pleased that we were able to increase the number of grants in the ‘Housing for Everyone’ competition this year and help thousands of people from Maine to Florida continue to have a place to call their home.”

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