Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown has acquired numerous grants to enhance safety.
It was awarded a $100,000 Ohio emergency administration nonprofit safety grant by the Ohio Emergency Administration Company by way of the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety, to safe the synagogue’s property.
“I’m happy that the Congregation Rodef Sholom acquired a $100,000 nonprofit safety grant,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, stated in a information launch. “As we’ve seen lately, the threats to homes of worship and different non secular neighborhood websites are rising, and we should do every part we will to guard them in Ohio and throughout our nation.”
The congregation additionally acquired a $97,209 Ohio safety grant for nonprofits – safety upgrades to boost goal hardening, in addition to a $35,000 Ohio safety grant for nonprofits to subsidize the bills of hiring safety personnel.
Within the launch, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, stated nobody ought to worry for his or her security whereas congregating in a home of worship.
Brown added, “I’m glad that Congregation Rodef Sholom – which isn’t any exception to the specter of violence – secured funding to reply to imminent threats and shield Ohio households.”