River 2 Ridge Disaster Resilience Group (previously known as the Long Term Recovery Group Region 1) is providing resources and connections for people in Crawford,
La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties who are working to recover from a natural disaster or community crisis.
Flood season is just around the corner, but how much do you know about flood insurance? Having the right type of insurance makes a huge difference in recovery. R2RDR is ready to provide you with information and answer your questions about flood and renter's insurance. Long time, local, American Family Insurance Agent Phil Strand will lead this free Zoom-i-nar on Thursday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Register for the Zoom link here
Recently, R2RDR provided $30,000 in funding to help 76 families in Monroe, Vernon, Crawford and La Crosse Counties who were behind on their energy bills as a result of Covid-19.
For ideas in living with the stress of living in a pandemic, try these resources:
For information on food and other available resources call 2-1-1
Current relief efforts are for those who experienced damage in the flooding of August/September of 2018.
Estimates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) show more than 900 families and more than 90 businesses in this region were impacted by floodwaters. River 2 Ridge is a group of volunteers striving to make sure each person and each business is able to access as many available resources as possible to continue on the road to recovery.
A natural disaster is defined as an occurrence that causes human suffering or creates collective human need that requires assistance to alleviate.
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Together We Rise
The R2RDR group, in partnership with national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), has hired case managers to assess the remaining unmet needs of individuals and businesses in Vernon, Crawford, Monroe and La Crosse counties.
In the meantime, the collaborative is gathering resources, from financial contributions, to volunteers, to in-kind donations to small loans to help as many people, without duplication, as possible. Priorities for funding involve safety, health and loss of income.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"
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