TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Long Term Disaster Recovery Coalition (WVLTDRC) is reminding residents in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties that the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is conducting needs assessments for those who were affected by the June flooding and who may still need additional assistance.
The CRWRC, also known as the "Green Shirts," will be going door-to-door to those who have filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine any unmet needs.
The team will be in the Wabash Valley from Sept. 22-Oct. 2.
"This is the first step in moving forward in the flood recovery process," Construction and Volunteer Coordinator for the WVLTDRC Hannalora Hubbard said. "It is important that the residents work with the CRWRC in order to given additional assistance.
"The relief volunteers will be easily identifiable as they will all be wearing bright green shirts and will have identification with them at all times."
There will also be a walk-in location for individuals to meet with the volunteers in person and to complete a needs assessment form, which will be located in the Honey Creek Mall across from Cinnabon.
There are hopes of county walk-in sites as well and will be announced when assigned.
"Although the flooding occurred over three months ago, evidence of the disaster is still seen and felt. With over 4,000 total claims filed with FEMA from the Wabash Valley, we are certain that many individuals still need further assistance," Director of the WVLTDRC Jenn Kersey said.
Those who are not contacted by the group and have unmet needs are urged to visit the walk-in center of to call the Vigo County Lifeline by dialing 2-1-1.