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Disaster Recovery Continues One Year After Irene
The Long Term Disaster Recovery Group (LTRG) continues to help meet the unmet needs of disaster victims inClinton, Essex andFranklinCounties. Several Non-Profit Organizations and Governmental Agencies from throughout the region have been working together to build a coordinated network in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
The purpose of the group is to coordinate long term disaster recovery through mobilization of resources and case management. Currently, the LTRG is focusing on recovery efforts associated with Tropical Storm Irene, but the group plans to address a broad range of recovery issues from past and future disasters.
The LTRG elected John Bernardi from theUnited Wayof the Adirondack Region as Chair, Jamie Grubb ofHesedHopeMinistriesas Vice Chair and Penny Daniels of the Housing Assistance Program as Secretary. Currently, the LTRG is comprised of over twenty organizations, both non-profit and governmental, from throughout the region.
On August 28, 2012, The LTRG will be holding an event called, One Year After: Resources and Recovery. Several agencies and resources will be available to help residents with unmet needs at theJayCommunity Centerin Ausable Forks from 10am to 2pm. A news conference will be conducted at 1pm.
The event is being held in conjunction with Randy Douglas, Town ofJay Supervisorand Bill Ferebee, Town ofKeene Supervisor, along with other public and private officials.
Organizations interested in getting involved and individuals needing assistance with unmet needs can contact theUnited Wayof the Adirondack Region or call 2-1-1 for information and referral.