Thursday, September 15, 2011

Recovery Assistance Workshop 9/17/11

The following note was posted to the Cavendish Facebook page by Carrie Roy King on Wednesday Sept. 14, I was so sorry to see what a toll Hurricane Irene took on this community. I really admire the people of Cavendish for rallying together so well after this tragedy. I suspect you were a close knit community before this happened. I am so impressed by the communication, organization and action that you have demonstrated. Keep up the good work. You are role models for how a strong and supportive community works. Life will never be the same but it will get better.

The recovery phase of situations like this are the most difficult, so King’s comments are a good reminder of what we’ve done and are capable of. To that end on Saturday September 17, the Cavendish Town Office and Cavendish based community organizations, will sponsor a workshop for the following:

• Those whose home, business, property or ability to work or live was damaged by Irene

• If you need assistance in filling out forms, dealing with FEMA and/or insurance companies

• If you need assistance in recovering from the flood.

While the workshop is still adding representatives from various groups, right up until the event itself, representatives from FEMA, SBA (Small business loans), Black River Good Neighbors, SEVCA, legal assistance and other community groups will be on hand to address individual needs. Lunch will be provided. FMI: 226-7292.

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