FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WISE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO CLOSE MAY 1
Federal Coordinating Officer Louis Botta said, “The numbers of people coming to the Wise center have decreased significantly.”
Although the DRC in Wise is closing on May 1, information will still be available by calling the FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Those with speech or hearing impairment can call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
Flood victims can continue to register for disaster assistance using FEMA’s registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA, (1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired. Both Helpline and Teleregistration are available from 8 a.m. to 8 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