FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RED CROSS MEAL SERVICE IN HURLEY TO END FRIDAY
WISE, Va. – Friday, May 24 is the last day the American Red Cross will provide hot meals from its feeding trucks in the Hurley area. Service will end following the midday meal. The agency, in association with Virginia Baptists Cooking Operations, has provided more than 21,000 meals to flood victims and those helping with the recovery since May 2, when flooding overwhelmed the community.
The Red Cross is also closing its service center at Hurley High School on Wednesday, May 22 and moving operations to its site in Matewan, West Virginia.
While these services are ceasing, by no means does this mean the end of Red Cross involvement in Hurley. The agency will still be providing family assistance and mental health services. Anyone seeking Red Cross assistance should call 1-866-438-4636, which is available 24 hours a day.
Those residents who still do not have available cooking facilities or equipment should contact the federal/commonwealth Disaster Recovery Center at the Hurley Middle School.
Residents and business owners affected by flooding should register for assistance by calling the toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA, (1-800-621-3362) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Those who are speech- or hearing- impaired can call 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) to register.
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