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Interior Department Announces Aid

Over $47 million in assistance to Hurricane victims

The Department of the Interior announced that it will provide $47.8 million in aid to communities that were affected by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Typhoon Yutu in 2019. The National Park Service will use the funding to repair and recover historic resources around the nation. These funds came from the Historic Preservation Fund and were approved by Congress.

Interior Secretary Bernhardt said that “the grant funding, which is derived from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, allows us to safeguard these unique historic places, so they may endure for future generations.” National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela also praised that actions saying, “Preserving historic resources is a critical component in the National Park Service’s mission to share the story of our nation.”

Sources: Interior Department
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • That God would use the National Park Service to preserve that amazing lands of our nation.
  • For Secretary Bernhardt to be used by God to lead the Interior Department well.
  • For the Lord to give Deputy Director Vela the strength to take on the challenges ahead of him.