More Assistance For Tornado Victims

Tornado victims in Bertie County that are still in need of financial help after the April 16th tornadoes can now apply for it.

Bertie County officials say they have have received donations to give to the unmet needs of tornado victims.

A local committee has been established in Bertie County who will oversee funding and its distribution.

The need must be unmet by FEMA, insurance, or any other financial resource.

To apply you can go to the Bertie County Joblink on 1001 S. King Street in Windsor.

You must go on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, 9/21/2011 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, 9/22/2011 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, 9/29/2011 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

All Applicants Must Bring: FEMA control number, photo Identification
proof of Bertie County residency and documentation of Income.

If applying for medical assistance, you must bring verification of medical need (prescription, note from doctor, etc.), along with the name and phone number of the pharmacy or medical supply company.

If applying for furniture or heat/air system assistance you must bring a copy of an estimate from the company regarding the cost for the item(s).

Persons needing transportation assistance may call 252-794-5300.

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  • by rasta Location: bertie county on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:10 PM
    my heart truly goes out to everyone that fell victim to this is truly a tragedy. the funny thing is that this storm didn't discriminate. it wasnt about black or white...its about families and lives..people that have lived here most of their lives..paid taxes..upheld the law and put into the community...NOW WE R FORGOTTEN...BEGGIN FOR HELP THAT WE CANT SEEM TO RECIEVE....BUT WAT DO EXPECT THEY STILL HAVEN'T HELPED THE PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANSTHE HUMILIATION OF STANDING IN LINES BEING CALLED BY NUMBA...JUS TO BE TURNED DOWN....WOW
  • by Askewville victim Location: Askewville nc on Sep 18, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    I'm so sick of people who don't what we went through running their mouths and talking about us!my family lost everything we owned and we haven't ask for help from anyone.yes we had renters insurance and they only paid for some of our things.if you were a renter you didnt get alot of help.and for the record not all of us are in it for the money!!!I'm so thankful I walked out of what use to be my home with my husband and two wonderful before you judge the people in askewville,mooresford Rd and colerain walk a mile in our shoes!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to Askewville victim
      Someone is running you around. A renter in Beaufort Co. whose place was made unlivable due to Irene, who also had another place to live got over a week at a motel thanks to FEMA.
  • by Just saying on Sep 18, 2011 at 05:54 AM
    There was a time that churches and charities did this type of assistance and not the government. People back then were also very gratful and because they did not expect any help. People now stand around with their hands out and then complain that they don't think it is not enough.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    It makes me mad to read it took these people this long to be able to get help. What in the world? I pray that none of them have to go that long without a home. This is nuts.
  • by L A on Sep 17, 2011 at 07:15 PM
    Please don't let these things bother you so much will be alright lil baby
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:22 PM
    I really don't mean to be insensitive to those who have lost so much, but where does this assistance end? These tornadoes were months ago and I understand we are still spending funds for Katrina from 10 years ago. Just sayin.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:59 PM in reply to
      I doubt you'd be saying this if YOUR home had been destroyed. Oh, and Katrina was six (6) years ago, not 10.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:17 AM in reply to
      I agree that I don't you would be saying that stuff if you lost your home and everything. I was affected by the tornado and while I did not lose my home or anything, I have a lot of friends that did and I also have friends that lost their lives. I still have friends and others who do not have a house to live in or heat. Some people still have an empty lot where there house was. Yea, the tornado was months ago, but most of the people that I know could not afford insurance, so they could not afford to rebuild so quick without help. And they are hard working people, who pay taxes, just like you and me. There should be no timeline for help. I just really hope that nothing like this happens to you, then you will be saying something different, and not being so insensitive.
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        by So on Sep 18, 2011 at 01:48 PM in reply to Anonymous
        In your mindset in 20 years it will be OK for some one to say, "OH I lost that and it was never taken care of while the help programs were up and running. I want some help now. "IT" has got to quit! But what the hey, with Obama throwing money behind money. It is OK to do it that way. Our government would not steer us wrong.

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