FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MORE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN
WISE, VA. – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) officials have announced that two more disaster recovery centers (DRCs) will open this week.
Wednesday, April 24, a mobile DRC will begin operations in Dickenson County behind the county courthouse on Main Street in Clintwood.
On Thursday, April 25, a disaster recovery center opens in Tazewell County at the Richlands Police Department, 1851 Cranwell Drive, Richlands. Both DRCs are scheduled to operate for a four day period.
Hours of Operation for the two new DRCs are:
Clintwood – Dickenson County
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Richlands – Tazewell County
Thursday, April 25, 2002 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents of the Southwest Virginia area designated in the presidential disaster declaration can apply for 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