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Tools for Change will Receive EPA Grant to Help Albany Communities

Release Date: 04/25/2008
Contact Information: Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(ATLANTA – APRIL 25, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award a Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant to improve community environmental health in Albany, Ga. CARE grants support communities in creating and using collaborative partnerships to reduce exposure to pollution.

What: Albany Community Action for a Renewed Environment Award

Who: Mayor Willie Adams, Jr.; EPA Region 4 Deputy Administrator Russell Wright and Assistant Regional Administrator Wanda Johnson; EPA CARE Program Coordinator Marva E. King; and Tools for Change President Charles Sherrod

When: Monday, April 28, 2008 from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: New Hope Full Gospel Ministry

          1610 W. Oakridge Drive
          Albany, 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.