July 3, 2012-
Last week, heavy rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Debby affected more than 200 families and homes in Wakulla County. As a part of recovery, Big Bend Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is coordinating partner agencies in relief efforts. To receive assistance, Wakulla County residents are encouraged to contact
2-1-1 Big Bend and report damage.
Trained counselors will assist county residents in completing necessary paperwork to receive aid.
In addition, many of Big Bend COAD agencies need volunteer support. Volunteer projects began today and will last for the next few weeks. If you would like to help those in need by cleaning up debris, feeding survivors, managing donations or just lending a hand, please contact 2-1-1 Big Bend. Volunteer assignments will be led by trained recovery teams and safety briefings will be provided before each shift.
If you cannot volunteer, monetary or material donations can be accepted.
For more information, please visit the 2-1-1 Big Bend web site at www.211bigbend.net, or dial 2-1-1.
July 3, 2012-
Do you need assistance with cleaning up household storm debris resulting from Tropical Storm Debby? If so, starting tomorrow July 4th and ongoing except on Sundays at 7:00 a.m., homeowners can go to Lake Ellen Baptist Church (4495 Crawfordville Hwy.) to request assistance.
Also, if interested in volunteering to assist residents affected by Tropical Storm Debby, please go to Lake Ellen Baptist Church to sign up for volunteer work. Youth ages 14-15 will need a parent or guardian present at all times and youth ages 16-17 will need a parent or responsible adult present at all times. All volunteers will have a safety briefing prior to work and should also have their own insect repellent, sunscreen, work boots, and long pants. This is a collabrative effort between Samaritan's Purse and Volunteer Wakulla.