Where does the LALTRC receive its funding?
The LALTRC receives dollars from numerous funding sources including the Greater Cedar RapidsCommunity Foundation, state Unmet Needs dollars, Federal Emergency Public Jobs dollars, andmany others. These public and private partnerships are needed to help those impacted by theFloods of 2008.Members of the coalition focus on these key areas: CaseAdvocacy, Volunteer Coordination, Spiritualand Emotional Care, Crisis Counseling, and Rebuilding
How has the LALTRC helped withrebuilding?
Over $977,000 of funding has beencontributed to the community by thecoalition. 74% of these dollars havegone to homeowners to rebuild their homes post flood. The remaining26% of the dollars have been usedfor other projects. For example,specialized work such as electricaland plumbing, rental assistance, etc.
What are the number of hoursthat have been contributed byvolunteers?
A volunteer’s time is just as valuableas a financial contribution. For every$1 contributed by donors, volunteerscontributed $5 in labor. 563,000volunteer hours, and counting, havebeen recorded to date by numerousorganizations, including the volunteer hours of groups coordinated by theEast Central Iowa Volunteer Center.This brings a value of nearly$11,400,750 back into our community.
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