61 faith-based and nonprofit organizations have been awarded $700,000 to support their security needs.
“Our action on this predates the incident of two weeks ago,” County Executive Marc Elrich said during a press conference Thursday. On Jan. 15, multiple people were taken hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
In May 2021, the county council approved the funding, per a release from the county, which can go toward security personnel and other security/training measures. Funding is administered by the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
See the list of recipients here.
“People hate each other, because people fear each other,” said James Stowe, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.
“And people fear each other because people don’t know each other.”
— Maryam Shahzad (@maryam_mcm) January 27, 2022