There are still Oklahomans struggling to recover almost a year after the May/June 2013 disasters. The Central Oklahoma Long-Term Recovery Coalition is partnering with World Renew to conduct an assessment of long-term recovery needs resulting from the 2013 storms. This is another step in working with disaster affected individuals and families to assess whether they have applied for all available services and their long-term needs have been identified.

The assessment focuses on those who are unaware of available support, how to access support, or that they qualify. For example, those with insurance often need additional assistance, renters qualify, those who did not register with FEMA qualify, and assistance does not depend on residence/citizenship status.

From April 28th to May 9th, the World Renew team will provide door-to-door surveys and walk-in centers at the following locations:

  Oklahoma City: Variety Care Lafayette, 500 SW 44th St; April 28-May 2, 10:00-7:00

  McLoud: Emmanuel Baptist, 16901 S Fishmarket Rd; April 28-May 2, 10:00-7:00

  Carney: Community Event, Main Street, May 3, 10:00-2:00 pm

  El Reno: First Christian Church; 400 E Barker Ave, May 5-6, May 8, 10:00-7:00; May 9, 9:00-12:00

  Moore: Serve Moore, 200 S. Howard, May 5-May 8,10:00-7:00; May 9, 10:00-1:00

Walk-in centers are not area specific. For instance, a family impacted in El Reno is welcome to visit ANY walk-in center. World Renew teams wearing ID badges and dark green shirts with the World Renew logo will also provide door-to-door surveys.

For more information or to schedule a home visit, call 2-1-1 and ask about the “disaster recovery assessment.”

The Central Oklahoma Long-Term Recovery Coalition is a collaboration of community-based organizations and Long-Term Recovery Committees (LTRCs) across the areas impacted by the May/June 2013 storms. The goal of the collaborating entities is to help disaster survivors who,after insurance or government benefits, still need help recovering.

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