News of the Day: Community Relations Teams On The Ground

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When federal disaster assistance becomes available to individuals, we use many means of communication to encourage disaster survivors to apply with FEMA. One way we get the word out is through our teams of community relations specialists. We’ve talked about community relations teams in the past, after they hit the ground in Alabama encouraging residents to apply for assistance. Recently, teams have been on the ground in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and Georgia, performing door-to-door “sweeps” in affected areas.

The work of community relations teams have been in the news lately, and we wanted to share a few of the recent stories:

Unfortunately, scam artists will also go door-to-door, aiming to take advantage of disaster survivors. If anyone comes to your door, we encourage all residences to ask for formal identification that they are a FEMA employee. (See this past blog on avoiding and reporting fraud.)

If your home or business has sustained losses and it’s in an eligible county, you can apply for disaster assistance by:

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06/21/2012 - 20:16
Posted on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:58
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What more information do you need to understand th...

What more information do you need to understand the huge need in Appalachia? Pulaski and Glade Spring, Virginia, have suffered greatly. They have high unemployment, high poverty, and really need assistance. Please reconsider.

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