FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CENTRAL VIRGINIA STORM VICTIMS URGED TO REGISTER
WISE, Va. – On May 15, the counties of Bedford, Campbell, Cumberland, Greensville, Prince Edward and Shenandoah and the independent city of Bedford were added to an earlier presidential disaster declaration because of damage from late April’s strong winds and tornadoes.
While 44 residents of those localities have applied for assistance thus far, it is important for the remainder of citizens affected by these storms to register as soon as possible.
Those who sustained storm damage are urged to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) registration number: 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). The disaster assistance process begins by calling that number. For the speech- or hearing- impaired, there is a TTY NUMBER: 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
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