10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 27, 2015
CONTACT: Amanda Reidelbach
(804) 840-6170or (804) 674-2400
Voluntary Agencies Assisting Wise County Residents Following Severe Winter Weather
RICHMOND, Va. – Wise County residents in need of snow removal assistance are receiving aid from several voluntary agencies following more than a week of heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. Households with special medical needs will receive priority assistance.
The following organizations are assisting with snow removal and other requests for assistance: Team Rubicon, AmeriCorps, Belmont Christian Church from Christiansburg, Camp Bethel from Wise County and other local community organizations. Team Rubicon will also provide emergency operations support and volunteer management assistance. The Virginia Baptist Mission Board is providing meals for volunteers and the American Red Cross is providing refreshments at the volunteer worksites.
Additional volunteers are not needed at this time. Any residents in need of snow removal assistance can call 276-328-7114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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