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Community Recovery of Lowndes County seeks to help storm victims

The Community Recovery of Lowndes County is a non-profit organization that was formed in response to the EF-3 tornado and flooding on Feb. 23 in Lowndes County.

Posted: May 8, 2019 8:13 PM
Updated: May 9, 2019 9:18 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Community Recovery of Lowndes County is a non-profit organization that was formed in response to the EF-3 tornado and flooding on Feb. 23 in Lowndes County.

The CRLC seeks to help storm victims who still need help and whose needs are unmet, even after going through non-profit organizations, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency or insurance agencies.

To apply for help, people can call case management at 662-352-8010 or the Columbus First United Methodist Church at 662-328-5252 to set up an appointment.

They instruct people to bring documents to the interview that verify your financial need, proof of home ownership or rental agreement, proof of residence and receipts of money spent on recovery.

The chair of case management, Aislinn Copp, said the program is designed to be a one-stop for survivors where they can connect in person and be guided through the long-term recovery process. 

Members of the organization ask residents to volunteer and donate, so the community can rebuild.

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