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PAGE 16 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 4, 1990 _ The 1989 Annual CHD Collect]on in the Diocese of Little Rock Totaled $62,187. During 1989-90 these projects in Arkansas received local CHD grants: Diocesan Office of Parish Social Ministry .................. $15,000 Arkansas Seniors Organized for Progress (ASOP) Training .................. $ 5,000 Long Term Care Campaign... $ 2,000 Little Rock ACORN ............ $ 358 Habitat for Humanity ........ $1,000 . Arkansas Land & Farm Development Corp.,(ALFDC), Fargo ....... $1,000 Cats-Climb, Marianna ......... $ 500 Central Arkansas Legal Services. $ 750 Total ..................... $25,608 Dudng 1990-91. these Arkansas groups wnl receive natio~l CHD grants: Arkansas Seniors Organized for Progress (ASOP) Grassroots Organizing Project (Rrst Year) ................ $25,000 South Arkansas Workers Rights Project (First Year) ......... $30,000 Easlem Arkansas Organizing Project (ACORN) (Rrst Year) : ...... $40,000 College Station Community Federal Credit Union (Fourth Year)... $50,000 Total .................... $145,000 CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Diocese of LiIZl Rock 2415 N. Tyler P O Box 7239 D/oce., D/r Jor Dca.,Ib Little Rock, Arkansas 72217 (501) 664-034o A. ac/ate D/reaor Jo Ann B u, ich .............. I :DID.YOU ;:::i:i:i :ii:i;i::. I ': !:The mpaign for Human Development:is ii :: I You ar( the U. S. Catholicbishops' educationi-actiOn: I program t0combatpoverty in the United i:!ii:i!i I !States. !: ::: ::::!:::i ii [ * CHD isthe largest national funding program / Ch]' CI" 'S fl.,l Ll for self-help projeCts of poor andlow:incoma groupsaimecl at social change, t * CHD isoneofthe nation'slargestfundJng: J| programs of low-income;worker-oWned,:: :J worker-managed busine Ventures,: ::: i:: "::: Arkansas Community Housing Corp, rehabilitates substandard housing for low and moderate income families. Central Arkansas Workers' Rights Project brings low wage workers together from the health care and service industries. Members learn about their legal rights and work together to maintain respect, dignity, and participation in their work environment. ,,, College Station Community Federal Credit union enables its members to have axoice in the economic development of their commun through the provision of investment services for low and moderate income members. Land Retention & Crop conversion for Small Farm Preservation Project has established two membership land trusts and three vegetable production co-ops to allow small low-income family farmers in Eastern Arkansas to continue farming. Members farmefs share expenses and profits and receive guidance from the Arkansas Land & Farm Development Corp. SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION Arkansas Seniors organized for Progress (ASOP) is a statewide association of senior citizens working together to give older people a the fall of 1986, this association's primary goals are to empower low to moderate income senior citizens and to work for quality affordable health care for The members and other seniors are educated about existing programs and benefits and informed about proposed new legislation which will affect their lives. ASOP is currently involved in the Long Term Care Campaign which encourages legislation for long termc protection for all American families that is comprehensive (covering both at-home care and nursing home care). ASOP sees long term health care as their critical issue because it is net covered by Medicare and most health insurance. Millions of Amedcan families face the prosPeCt tl i!t of having their life savings wiped out by the long term cad: needs of a parent, a child, or a spouse. The elderly are particularly vulnerable to the loss of life savings. No i!* insurance protection for long term care means they must spend their own money until they go broke, enter a nu R home and qualify for Medicaid. This is the first of Clio fund=ng for ASOP w=th a of $25,000. The funding will allow ASOP to increase its. grassroots membership participalJon and effectivenesS, For more information concerning ASOP or the Long :re -ecu" Care Campaign you may contact Scott HoUaday, I::x .. rive Director, 1408 Rebsamen Park Rd., Little Rock, AH ::|ii !. 72202, phone (501) 661-1401.