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Walk-in Center Opens to Assess Unmet Storm Sandy Needs

The temporary center is open to residents for five days, starting Tuesday, March 25.

A house on Reef Road in Fairfield is being elevated above flood levels following the historic and devastating flooding brought on by Superstorm Sandy. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
A house on Reef Road in Fairfield is being elevated above flood levels following the historic and devastating flooding brought on by Superstorm Sandy. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
A press release from First Selectman Mike Tetreau:

CT Rises, a statewide long-term recovery organization, is sponsoring a volunteer team from World Renew that is opening a temporary five day Walk-in-Center at the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, to assess unmet Storm Sandy-related needs.

A CT Rises volunteer from the Red Cross or from another affiliated organization will also be available at the Walk-in-Center. After needs assessments are compiled, they will be referred to a disaster case manager who will help residents find possible resources for their unmet needs. 

The Walk-in-Center will be open from Tuesday, March 25, to Saturday, March 29. On Tuesday and Thursday, hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents can either walk into the Senior Center or call 2-1-1, the toll-free information referral service operated by United Way of Connecticut, to make an appointment. 

CT Rises/World Renew will share space at the Fairfield Senior Center with the existing Intake Center, which is shutting down on March 31. However, the State Intake Center will still be accepting new applications for the Storm Sandy Community Development Block Grant –Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding (OORR) Programand applicants will continue to have access to the call center phone number (866-272-1976), online website/application (http://sandyctapplication.com and http://www.ct.gov/doh/cwp/view.asp?a=4513&Q=530630, and if needed mobile units. 

"I encourage anyone affected by Storm Sandy to visit or call this Walk-In-Center," First Selectman Tetreau said. "I also stress to our residents that they can still apply to the Fairfield Storm SandyRelief Fund.”

The Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund is still accepting applications for assistance from those with unmet needs. To obtain an application, residents can contact Brenda Lobdell at blobdell@operationhopect.org or 292-5588, ext. 234.

To date, a little over $200,000 has been approved by the Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund Committee for Fairfield Residents, since Storm Sandy.

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