CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION
By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution in the Governor of
the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:
HURRICANE AND FLOODING PREPAREDNESS WEEK
WHEREAS, the National Weather Service will observe May 25-31, 2015, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week; and
WHEREAS, our Commonwealth is at risk of experiencing the damaging effects of coastal and inland tropical storm systems, including widespread flooding; and
WHEREAS, Virginia residents should understand how hurricane hazards such as storm surge, flooding, high winds, and tornadoes can affect their homes and communities; and
WHEREAS, Virginia residents should develop an appropriate family emergency plan and prepare for major storms by stocking water, non-perishable food, and emergency supplies, including a self-powered radio; and
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth observes an annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 24-30 to facilitate Virginians’ purchasing of emergency supplies; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and local emergency managers provide safety information and preparedness techniques, of which all Virginians should be aware before the start of hurricane and flooding season;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize the week of May 25-31, 2015, as HURRICANE AND FLOODING PREPAREDNESS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.
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