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Volunteers Offer a Helping Hand to Kentucky Storm Survivors

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July 21, 2011
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Long after the flood waters have receded and the devastation begins to fade from memory, voluntary organizations remain committed to helping those most adversely affected by the powerful Spring storms put their lives back in order.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management officials want to assure those Kentuckians most in need of recovery assistance that some form of help will be available through Long Term Recovery Groups established in seven counties throughout the Commonwealth.

Survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the Commonwealth between April 12 and May 20 who have serious unmet needs can turn to these groups for a helping hand.

"These organizations help people in greatest need who have exhausted all other avenues of assistance," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Ward.

The groups include active volunteers, concerned citizens, and representatives of faith-based and community organizations. Their mission is to help people with the greatest need recover from a disaster by meeting unmet needs, such as replacing some personal property, assisting with home repair and construction; providing spiritual and emotional care; and planning for the future.

Long Term Recovery Groups have been established or are being established in the following counties:

Daviess County VOAD
Daviess County Emergency Management Agency

American Red Cross, Henderson Chapter

Metro-Louisville Long-Term Recovery Committee

Ledbetter Disaster Response Center

Marshall County VOAD (McVOAD)
Marshall County Emergency Management

McCracken County Long-Term Recovery Committee

Pike County Long-Term Recovery 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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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