Gulf County Residents Plan Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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Residents of Gulf County were deeply affected by Hurricane Michael and are still coping with the physical and emotional toll it left behind.

That is why members of the community have formed the Citizens of Gulf County Recovery Team with the help of the disaster response organization World Renew.

The recovery team will hold quarterly meetings to receive public input from those who still need help as they try to access their needs.

Once the data is compiled, the group plans to connect residents, especially the elderly, to the appropriate resource from volunteers, FEMA, or even mental health specialists.

We’re a strong community. We are a neighbor helping neighbor community and through meetings such as this we’re able to identify others with unmet needs that we can address through our case management resources, said Vicki Abrams, Leader of the Citizens of Gulf County Recovery Team.

There will two walk-in centers available for residents of Gulf County to voice their needs, one at the Washington Improvement Center, 401 Peters St., from April 8th to the 19th and the other at the Wewa Senior Citizens Center, 314 E. 3rd St., from April 15th to the 19th.

If you are unable to make it, you can call World Renew at (850) 270-8911 to set up a face to face home assessment.
 

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