FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FLOOD DISASTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 1
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials say residents of the disaster-declared area should call the toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-3362. Those who have already registered but need to update personal information or have questions about their applications should call the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-3362. Both registration and Helpline services are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and are accessible to the speech and hearing impaired at TTY 1-800-462-7585.
Since April 2, more than 1,700 Southwest Virginia residents have applied for disaster assistance and over $3 million in federal assistance has been approved. Public assistance projects for local governments and certain non-profit private organizations are also under way and as of May 1, the federal contribution totaled $333,000.
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