FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WISE, VA. – Two more disaster recovery centers (DRCs) are opening to serve victims of the March flooding in southwestern Virginia.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced that beginning Friday, April 19, a mobile disaster recovery center will open at the Clinch Mountain Farmers Market facility, 210 Highway 23 North, Weber City in Scott County. On Saturday, April 20, a DRC opens in Smyth County at the Saltville Rescue Squad, 126 Battleground Avenue in Saltville.
The DRCs offer information to residents who suffered losses and damages in the March floods. Visits to the recovery centers are not required, but flood victims who want face-to-face assistance can get help at any of the DRCs, regardless of their location.
The days and hours of operation of the centers are:
Residents of the localities included in the presidential disaster declaration can apply for disaster assistance by calling FEMA’s teleregistration number, 1-800-621-FEMA
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