Interfaith Group OKs Funds Split
The Interfaith Council, formerly the Interfaith Coalition of Churches, allocated its projected $120,000 budget for 1974 Monday night.
Rather than allocating dollar amounts, the group voted to allocate a percentage of the budget to various organizations.
The general assembly voted to give 33 per cent of the yearly budget to the Black Economic Development League and 22 per cent to the Interfaith Center for Human Needs.
Upon recommendation from the Ypsilanti geographic committee, the group voted to allocate 8 per cent of the budget to the New Bethel Community Center, 6 per cent to the Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels program which provides home meals for the elderly, and another 6 per cent of the budget to the South Side Action Coalition in Ypsilanti.
The Ann Arbor geographic committee recommended 12.5 per cent of the total budget be allocated to each of two Ann Arbor neighborhood centers, Peace Neighborhood Center and Northside Community Center.
The coalition plans to collect funds from local church congregations and to seek foundation funding to obtain money for the budget.