Time grows short for flood reliefNorthlanders affected by this summer’s record flooding have a new source for finding the help they need to rebuild their homes and communities.
Northlanders affected by this summer’s record flooding have a new source for finding the help they need to rebuild their homes and communities. A coalition of nonprofit and faith-based organizations including Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) have joined together to form Flood Homes with Hope, a new initiative to help homeowners find the resources they need to return their homes to a safe, sanitary and secure environment.
More than 1,700 homes sustained significant damage and only five-to-10 percent of those households had insurance that would cover it, according to the project’s website. Flood Homes with Hope is urging flood survivors to apply for disaster relief loans from the Small Business Administration before the Oct. 15 deadline.
“LSS is proud to partner with local and state agencies in this initiative to provide much-needed support for the families and individuals who were affected by the devastating floods in June,” said Nancy Beers, director of Disaster Services for LSS. LSS is joining in the recovery effort by providing a trained, supervised staff of disaster case managers to work with individuals and their families in the disaster regions. They include Superior and Douglas counties in Wisconsin; Duluth and St. Louis, Carlton, Aitkin, Lake and Pine Counties in Minnesota; and the Fond du Lac Reservation.
For information or a case manager, call 218-499-9480 or visitwww.floodhomeswithhope.org
The initiative is part of the Regional Long Term Recovery Committee’s efforts, and their local counterparts, to use Disaster Case Managers to help survivors of the flood find the assistance they need and to use donated money and resources to cover unmet needs. Partners include the United Ways of Greater Duluth, St. Louis County, Carlton County and Douglas County, Ecolibrium3, One Roof Housing, The Salvation Army and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, among many others. For more information or to connect with a case manager, call 218-499-9480.or visit www.floodhomeswithhope.org