FEMA, Cal EMA approve more than $3.3 million in reimbursements to aid Imperial County educational institutions in earthquake disaster recovery

More than $3.3 million in federal and state Public Assistance (PA) funds have been approved through August 24, 2010, to help educational institutions in Imperial County cover costs stemming from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the County on April 4, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today.

Neighborhood House Receives $5,000 Grant from Banamex USA for Construction of New Women and Children’s Shelter

Edgar Sanchez, Vice President and Calexico Branch Manager of Banamex USA presented Eduardo Higuera, President of the Board of Directors of Neighborhood House with a check in the amount of $5,000. The grant is to be used to assist in the construction of the new Neighborhood House Shelter for Women and Children.

The existing shelter was damaged in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the Imperial Valley on Easter Sunday. The condemned shelter will be demolished and construction of the new site will begin in January 2011.