Where to find help, and how to help Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.Y. -- As flooding throughout Montgomery County continues to effect residents, many are asking how they can help. Montgomery County NY Emergency Management has issued the following list for those who wish to help, and those who need it.
HOW TO HELP
Volunteers are being coordinated by the Reformed
Church. Volunteers should report to the Church ready to work and will be sent
out in teams to complete various cleanup
tasks. Additionally, Habitat for Humanity has organized a volunteer day on
Wednesday, July 3rd. Volunteers should meet at the Reformed Church at 9am.
To donate non-perishable food items:
Fulmont Community Action Agency has been designated
as a relief agency to assist with recovery efforts in Fort Plain. Monetary
donations to help families affected by the flooding can be sent to the agency.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off.
To donate cleaning supplies:
The Methodist Church has been designated as the
drop off site for cleaning supplies. Buckets, mops, garbage bags, etc.
To donate clothing and personal items:
The Valley Alliance Church is accepting donations
of clothing, personal hygiene items, diapers, etc.
To donate money:
Fulmont Community Action is accepting monetary
donations. Additionally, United Way has a donation text number dedicated to
providing relief money to flood victims in the Mohawk Valley. Text UNITED to
WHERE YOU CAN RECIEVE HELP
For Non-Perishable Food,
National Grid Inspections:
Please go to the Fulmont Community Action Agency.
For Disaster Assistance:
State/FEMA teams are onsite assessing damage but
not accepting applications at this time. Joint State/FEMA preliminary damage
assessments began Monday, July 1st. The Statea/FEMA teams will be conducting
road and bridge damage assessments, as well as outdoor home assessments. These
assessments are the first step in the State requesting Federal Disaster
Assistance. Information on how to apply for assistance will be made available
at a later date if a federal disaster declaration is made.
For Social Services:
The Montgomery County Department of Social Services
will be set up at two locations in Fort Plain – the Senior Center and the Harry
Hoag School - Fort Plain Senior Center to aid residents in filing for
For Emergency Shelter/Mobile Kitchen:
The American Red Cross continues to operate an
emergency shelter and mobile kitchen at the Harry Hoag Elementary School.
For Tetanus shots:
Anyone who is not up to date with a
Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis vaccine and has participated in flood-related
cleanup, please call Montgomery County Public Health. Free shots will be given
at Dr. Rao's office Tuesday, July 2nd from 1 – 3p.
For assistance with electric and gas service:
National Grid is set up at the Fort Plain Fire
Department for assistance with electric and gas services.
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