Idyllwild HELP Center, TEAM ministry given Community Improvement Designation funds

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has appropriated Community Improvement Designation funds to the Idyllwild HELP Center and to TEAM Evangelical Assistance Ministries of Rancho Temecula.

The supervisors’ 5-0 vote November 17 allocated $2,000 to the Idyllwild HELP Center for holiday programs and winter support and $1,000 to TEAM Evangelical Assistance Ministries to purchase food and supplies for needy families.

Each county supervisor has a discretionary Community Improvement Designation which can be allocated to non-profit organizations, public agencies or county departments, or other community organizations which have programs serving the social needs of the county’s population. The county supervisor recommends the allocation of his Community Improvement Designation funds, although that appropriation must be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Chuck Washington recommended the use of his Third District funds for the Idyllwild HELP Center and to TEAM Evangelical Assistance Ministries.

The grant to the Idyllwild Help Center will allow clients to have sandbags, traps, and emergency supplies. Needy clients can also apply for a once-annual $25 gift card for holiday food and for $30 of emergency supplies for El Nino conditions or extreme temperatures.

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