Jackson and Calhoun Counties partner to create North Florida Inland Long Term Recovery Group

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Feb. 4, 2019 at 10:06 AM CST
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Long term recovery from disasters such as Hurricane Michael begin and end with the local communities. Community and faith-based leaders, as well as VOAD (Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster) partners from across North Florida have joined to take on long term recovery in Calhoun and Jackson counties.

“Following the storm, our counties began meeting separately to talk about long term recovery. It didn’t take long to realize that much of our efforts were overlapping. After discussions between both groups, all felt our best chance for success and maximum effectiveness would be if we joined forces,” said Kevin Yoder, associate pastor of Rivertown Community Church and Chair of the newly formed recovery group.

North Florida Inland Long Term Recovery Group (NFI LTRG) is working closely with Carlene Anders of the Disaster Leadership Team to develop a strong 501(c)3 nonprofit that will help facilitate the rebuilding of these inland communities. Committees have been formed to engage local leaders and concerned citizens in every facet of helping people recover from Hurricane Michael.

The NFI LTRG’s mission is to coordinate recovery services and build resiliency for individuals, families and entities adversely impacted by the 2018 Hurricane Michael in Calhoun and Jackson counties.

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