Emergency Management

Residents getting help from various agencies
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 13th, 2009 at 4:18 AM

Tacoma, WA – January 13, 2009 – Pierce County residents are cleaning up from the recent floods and realizing that they need more immediate help to get them back on their feet.

Several volunteer agencies have stepped forward to provide resources for these folks, many of them coordinated through Pierce County’s Citizen Corps. The Salvation Army is providing shelters for food, clothing, lodging, and emergency medical needs for people in Orting who had been staying in a shelter, unable to return to their homes. Additionally, people whose homes have been red-tagged – or deemed uninhabitable – have also recieved vouchers. Associated Ministries is coordinating “CARE” teams to assist families in accessing services in their recovery process. Pierce County Community Services and Pierce County Human Services is helping direct residents to services that may be available to them as well. Citizen Corps is the grass-roots movement that actively involves everyone in making communities across America safer, stronger, and better prepared.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping hometowns safe and secure and Citizen Corps helps to prepare, train, and volunteer.For more information, or to volunteer for Pierce County Citizen Corps, call 253-798-6595