Nine charities to receive 14.5 million euros grant for infrastructure upgrade
Nine Hungarian charities have won EU grants worth a total 4.5 billion forints (EUR 14.5m) for infrastructure development projects, the state secretary for church relations said on Monday.
The Catholic, the Maltese, the Reformed and the Ecumenical Charities and the Red Cross will each be given 650 million forints and the Baptist Charity will receive 640 million forints, Miklós Soltész, who also heads the Charity Council, told a press conference.
The other three organisations including the United Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), the Johannite and the Saint Lucas Greek Catholic aid groups will each receive 200 million forints, he said.
The grants will be spent on infrastructure developments at 42 sites.
As we wrote on Spetember, aid workers of the Hungarian Baptist Charity have started work in Nederland, Texas, in the area savaged by hurricane Harvey.
Also we wrote on July, the Hungarian Red Cross has supported 1,300 people affected by the severe storms in late June, with financial and technical assistance from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).