WESTFIELD, Mass. -- On Tuesday, October 25, Williamstown Public Access Channel 17 WilliNet will provide area residents with an opportunity to get answers to their questions about disaster assistance. During the one-half hour live broadcast beginning at 7 p.m., individuals may call 413-458-0900 and speak with the participants on-air.
Housing specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with Robin Lenz, Coordinator of Higher Ground – a Long-Term Recovery Group assisting those with ongoing needs – will participate and provide viewers with information on disaster recovery efforts in the area.
“We want to thank WilliNet for the air time they are providing to FEMA and the other participating organizations on Tuesday,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Mark H. Landry. “Residents in this area of western Massachusetts were hit hard by Irene – especially those living in The Spruces Mobile Home Park – and we appreciate having this opportunity to address their questions and concerns.”
Immediately following the live call-in with FEMA, stay tuned to WilliNet, for another live program: "Affordable Housing In Our Backyard" an overview of Williamstown's efforts to work toward affordable housing for its citizens. Guests include Selectmen Jane Allen, Higher Ground representatives and a member of the Williamstown Affordable Housing Committee.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.