Rep. Madden: Most Holy Trinity Parish gets $74, 482 for safety and security

CRESCO, March 11 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church has been awarded a $74,482 safety and security grant to establish security enhancements in the facility.

“Violence is becoming all too familiar to us and this funding is a great mechanism to help prevent cases of violence targeting faith-based institutions and other situations that could harm members of our community,” Madden said.

The grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, are for organizations that serve communities that fit into one of six hate crime categories as defined by the FBI: race/ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and gender and gender identity.

Madden said faith-based institutions and nonprofits could use the money for a variety of security planning, equipment and technology needs, including surveillance cameras, emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, threat assessments and building upgrades.

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program was established by Act 83 of 2019 and has made $5 million available to faith-based institutions and nonprofits that serve individuals, groups or institutions and have been deemed vulnerable to hate crimes across Pennsylvania.