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Harambee House will Receive EPA Grant to Help Savannah Communities

Release Date: 04/09/2007
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(ATLANTA – APRIL 9, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award a Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant to improve community environmental health in Savannah, Ga. CARE grants support communities in creating and using collaborative partnerships to reduce exposure to pollution.

What: Savannah Community Action for a Renewed Environment Award

Who: EPA CARE Program Coordinator Marva E. King; Savannah Alderman Van Johnson; and Harambee House/Citizens Organized for Environmental Justice Executive Director Dr. Mildred McClain.

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. until noon

Where: Desoto Hilton Hotel
Harbor Room
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA

The EPA CARE program is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for communities to take action to reduce toxic pollution. Through CARE, communities create local collaborative partnerships that implement local solutions to reduce releases of toxic pollutants and minimize exposure to toxic pollutants. Visit the CARE website at to learn more about the program