Acadian Home Builders Association Presents Check to Acadiana Flood Long-Term Recovery Coalition

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(Lafayette, La.) — Acadian Home Builders Association (AHBA) held a check presentation on May 8, 2012 to present a donation for $5,000 dollars to the Acadiana Flood Long-Term Recovery Coalition. The contribution is in response to the recent flooding in Acadiana on March 12, 2012. The donation was made from the Acadian Home Builders Association Fund, a Fund established with Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA).

Over 1,400 homes and families, in addition to roads and water systems, were affected by the massive rainfall and flooding in several Acadiana parishes. Adrienne Breaux, AHBA Executive Officer, said, “Many of our members and their families were directly affected by the devastating floods and our Board of Directors felt compelled to help our neighbors in need. We decided to pool our resources and contribute to the long-term recovery efforts, ensuring our neighbors’ homes are rebuilt and their quality of life is restored.”

The Acadiana Flood Long-Term Recovery Coalition’s mission is to strengthen area-wide disaster coordination in the affected parishes including Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion. It shares information, simplifies resident access to services, and jointly resolves cases with disaster-caused recovery needs. The Coalition is made up of nonprofit and faith-based organizations that provide relief and recovery services in times of disaster. Donations are used to purchase resources to assist families during the long-term recovery process.

The Acadian Home Builders Association Fund was established to receive a portion of the profits from Home for the Holidays. Breaux said, “As the principal grows, AHBA will be able to rely on the earnings as a stable funding source to donate even more to our charitable and civic commitments.”

To make a tax-deductible contribution to this Fund, or any other Fund at CFA, please take the following simple steps:
1) Visit www.cfacadiana.org/giving
2) Click on “Give a Gift”, then “Fund Highlights” and enter the Fund name

pr-cfaCFA’s core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about.

First Row (Pictured Left to Right): Erin Winder, CFA; Ed Boustany, Diocese of Lafayette; Polly Koury, United Way of Acadiana; Mike Thompson, AHBA; Pam Weaver, AHBA; Kay Gibson, AHBA; Mac Gibson, AHBA
Second Row (Pictured Left to Right): Andrew Smith, CFA; Phil Melancon, AHBA

About Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA):
CFA’s core purpose is to connect all generous donors to the causes they care about. CFA is south-central Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization that benefits our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative commitments exceeding $100 million and has made cumulative grants of over $40 million. Learn more atwww.cfacadiana.org.