Enterprise Long Term Relief

By: Rayne McKenzie Email
By: Rayne McKenzie Email

Most of the homes in Enterprise have been temporarily secured. Now the Disaster Response Team is bringing in teams of skilled workers to help with more permanent solutions.

After almost a month of cleaning away debris, Enterprise residents are ready to rebuild. Volunteer organizers are expecting the project to take months, and are scheduling workers to be available to assist homeowners with the seemingly overwhelming project.

Mark Johnson, the state coordinator of the Lutheran Disaster Response Team said, "It’s important to get people back in their homes and now they are trying to find families who are underinsured and need help rebuilding."

The federal government is sending more than 20 Americorp workers to Enterprise to help with roofing jobs and to help keep volunteer information organized. Workers understand the importance of their jobs.

NCCC Worker Allison Powers of Americorp said, "It's important insurance pays for supplies, so most need help and even if they can afford the supplies it is safer for us to come in and help."

Homeowners are thankful for the free labor.

Home Owner Jerry Sullivan says, "It helps tremendously. No one will do it before the weather comes in and they are here on the spot."

The Disaster Relief Team is going door-to-door assessing homes and making sure homeowners can get their lives back on the right track after this disaster.

The director of the Disaster Relief Team says the group is encouraging home owners to use local contractors to continue to help rebuild the economic structure in Enterprise.

The Disaster Relief Team is looking for skilled volunteers to help, specifically carpenters, roofers and craftsmen.

If you would like to help you can reach them at 347-1011.

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