Update from the County - Weds

April 19, 2011 - Lee County, North Carolina

Governor Beverly Perdue has submitted requests to President Obama and US
Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to declare a disaster in 18 counties in North
Carolina including Lee County. If approved by President Obama, it would clear
the way for FEMA to provide low‐interest loans or grants to tornado victims to
help them repair their homes, pay medical costs, rebuild their businesses and
begin the long recovery process. The Agriculture Department can provide low
interest loans to help farmers get back on their feet.

Gov. Perdue announced that she has set up a fund to provide financial assistance
for victims of the tornado and storms. The N.C. Disaster Relief Fund will accept
monetary donations and is managed by the Governor’s office in partnership with
the United Way of North Carolina. Donations are tax deductible and 100 per cent
of donated funds will go to survivors. To donate or get information about the
fund, please do to www.ncdisasterrelief.org.

State officials activated the Governor’s Hotline today. People who want to
volunteer or donate goods can call toll free 1‐888‐835‐9966. The hotline will be
staffed daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday

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