FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HURLEY COMMUNITY MEETING SET FOR THURSDAY NIGHT
WISE, VA. – A meeting has been scheduled for Hurley and Buchanan County residents to talk with federal and commonwealth officials about issues related to recovery from the severe flooding that struck the area in late April and early May.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Middle School.
President Bush issued a major disaster declaration on May 5 for Buchanan and Tazewell counties due to flood and severe storm damage that occurred between April 28 and May 3. Disaster assistance is available to individuals, families and businesses, as well as to county and local governments and some private non-profit organizations for damages to public facilities.
Residents who suffered damages should call the FEMA toll-free registration number,
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