FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAZEWELL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO CLOSE
WISE, Va. — The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Tazewell will close Wednesday,
Federal Coordinating Officer Louis Botta said, “The number of people coming to the Tazewell Recovery Center has decreased significantly. This is a positive sign that people have received important disaster assistance information and are moving ahead on the road to recovery.”
Although the center in Tazewell is closing on May 22, information will still be available by calling the FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Those with speech or hearing impairments can call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
For flood victims that have yet to register for assistance, you are encouraged to do so by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing- impaired. The number is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
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