FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALMOST $493,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO SMYTH COUNTY
NOTE TO EDITORS: Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help SW Virginia residents following the March flooding. The following is the final summary of response and recovery efforts for Smyth County.
WISE, VA. – Smyth County has received $492,733 in disaster loans and grants for individuals, businesses and government agencies affected by rains and flooding in March.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the following figures for federal disaster assistance for Smyth County as of June 1.
Total federal disaster assistance for the Southwest Virginia counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and the city of Norton has reached $8 million.
The deadline for registering for federal disaster assistance for the March 17-20 flooding was June 1.
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971