Several AIDS and family service organizations in the area — including those in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida — have been adversely affected by the recent hurricane. Many have also seen an overwhelming increase in the assistance needed by their clients.
In a statement, BC/EFA Executive Director Tom Viola said, "Since the hurricane first hit, BC/EFA has been working to make contact with organizations that are part of our National Grants Program throughout the Gulf Coast to see how we can best help. Tragically, in some cases, entire clinics in New Orleans and other coastal cities have been completely destroyed and dedicated employees are working from temporary facilities to try and assist those affected by the storm. Other organizations situated further from the coast have been inundated with individuals and families who cannot return to their homes. BC/EFA will continue working with these and other organizations in the upcoming months to help our friends in the Gulf Coast through this tragic time."
The money allocated to the various organizations include $100,000 to the American Red Cross, $195,000 to 17 emergency AIDS and family service organizations, $50,000 to the Actors' Fund's Hurricane Relief Fund and $5,000 to the Humane Society.
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