WARM receives $25,000 grant for office expansion

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WARM executive director JC Lyle receives a $25,000 check from the Landfall Foundation (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, or WARM, is celebrating a $25,000 grant. WARM hopes the money will help its mission of fixing homes in the community.

The nonprofit can also make homes handicapped accessible for the elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties.

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WARM applied for the grant from the Landfall Foundation. The money will hep expand the group’s office.

WARM executive director JC Lyle says the grant will go a long way toward helping the community.

“We’re busting at the seams inside,” Lyle said. “The community has been so generous to us and dedicated to fulfilling the mission and furthering the mission. This is really just gonna give us more capacity, so that the volunteers that come and the homeowners that apply can get helped faster.”

They’re working on getting building permits right now and hope the expansion is done by this fall.