Enterprise Distributing Donations

By: Rayne McKenzie Email
By: Rayne McKenzie Email

It’s been a month a half since a deadly tornado ripped through Enterprise. Many residents are still trying to recover from the March 1st tornado and are in need of funds to continue that effort.

The city is making provisions to help those residents most in need.

Cavin Cawthon, member of the CHMN Coffee Co. Recovery Committee said, "Our priority is to help people get to a safe and secure environment and help people identify if their home needs to be demolished."

A problem right now is that if a resident tears down his or her home, the city will no longer remove the rubble free of charge. For some residents that financial burden is too much to bear.

Many residents plan to use the funds for removal of debris from their homes and they're hoping that money comes fast.

Enterprise Resident Henry Petty says, "We need funds to start with and we plan on getting it back in some kind of way."

The city is working diligently to disburse the funds to residents in need.

Mayor Kennith Boswell of the City of Enterprise said, "Once the caseworkers get the information we look for money to be given out quickly."

After applying for funds, each resident's individual situation will be assessed by a caseworker, and then will be presented to a committee where the amount of funding they will receive will be decided.

The city has more than $650,000 dollars in a relief fund, and while the city doesn't want to take a long time to disburse those funds, they say they want to make sure the funds are given to those individuals who truly can't recover on their own.

If you need of assistance you have to register with the Coffee County Recovery Committee. To schedule an appointment with a caseworker call 347-1011.

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