River 2 Ridge Disaster Resilience Group (previously known as the Long Term Recovery Group Region 1) provides 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.
R2RDR provided $30,000 in funding to help 76 families in the service area who were behind on their energy bills as a result of Covid-19.
Learn More About Flood Insurance
We all know heavy rains could strike the Coulee Region at almost any time. 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 has practical advice that will make the difference.
Check out the recording here.
To date, R2RDR has spent nearly $250,000 for those who experienced damage in the flooding of August/September of 2018. Another $50,000 is earmarked for those seeking buyouts.
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 in 2018. 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.