Unity in the Community announces the adoption of guidelines for its Humanitarian Fund. The Humanitarian Fund was established to address humanitarian needs following the Sept. 10, 2006 murder of Serafin Alvarez Negrete, an immigrant in our community. Unity in the Community initiated the fund to provide funding for the repatriation of Sr. Negrete's body. Following that tragic event we realized that a continuing need exists to reach out to individuals in our community experiencing extreme circumstances. In November 2006 the membership agreed to maintain a fund for humanitarian purposes apart from our general operating budget and adopted the following guidelines for the administration of the Serafin Alvarz Negrete Humanitarian Fund in February 2007.
CITERIA FOR THE SERAFIN ALVAREZ NEGRETE HUMANITARIAN FUND
Recognizing that one of the strongest assets of Unity in the Community is its access to relationships that embrace the larger community and mindful of circumstances in which Unity in the Community can provide focus for the immediate relief of extreme situations on a temporary basis The Humanitarian Fund is established by Unity in the Community to provide financial assistance to people in need in our community.
• Funds designated by the donor for humanitarian purposes.
• Undesignated funds contributed to the organization and assigned by vote of the general membership and the Executive Board.
Disbursement of funds
• Humanitarian Funds will be disbursed by vote of the general membership as recommended by Executive Board.
• The Executive Board may accept donations and approve disbursements for specific purposes as requested by the donor but is neither bound to accept nor obligated to disburse funds as a condition of their acceptance.
|UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE|
|Unity in the Community
P.O. Box 4292
Manassas, VA 20108
Fr. Bob Menard, O.F.M.
Olga Garcia Harper
|© 2007, Unity in the Community|