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October 29, 2012

Fire recovery assistance available

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Long-Term Recovery Committee was formed after the Aug. 12 wildfires to provide long-term case management and assistance to residents for rebuilding homes and lives.

The committee is asking licensed companies or individuals in the area of plumbing, electrical or general construction that would like to be listed as a resource to assist in the rebuilding process to call the United Way at 364-3800 and provide contact information. 

Volunteer groups that would like to donate labor as a project also are encouraged to call the United Way and list contact information.

“With the presidential declaration, many of those who sustained losses in the fire now know what resources they have to work with and have approached case managers about additional assistance,” said Gwen Johnson, with Catholic Charities. “That means that the case managers have helped the clients identify their needs and are ready to begin presenting those needs in a more formal way to the long-term recovery committee.”

Residents affected by fire now have financial assistance that can help put them on the road to recovery, and with the assistance of the committee, any unmet needs can be identified and supported by case managers of Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul.  

“The purpose of the committee is to match the needs of the citizens with the proper resources, such as contractors, to assist them in rebuilding,” said David Grizzle, Norman’s emergency management coordinator. 

Electricians and plumbers are in high demand in the area, and the committee would like to identify more service providers they can contract with to assist in the effort. Interested contractors are encouraged to call the United Way to be placed on the resource listing.

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