FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
MONDAY, MAY 13 IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE FOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE LATE MARCH STORMS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE IF YOU LIVE IN DICKENSON, LEE, RUSSELL, SCOTT, SMYTH, TAZEWELL, WASHINGTON OR WISE COUNTIES, AS WELL AS THE CITY OF NORTON.
THIS DEADLINE DOES NOT APPLY TO THE APRIL/MAY STORMS IN BUCHANAN AND TAZEWELL COUNTIES.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE OFFERS COVERAGE TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY NOT BE COVERED BY REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.
TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, VISIT ANY VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION OFFICE BY MONDAY, MAY 13.
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