Today, we received the news that we have been waiting for: FEMA will be available for residents to speak with them Tuesday, June 14th, 10:30am - 4pm at Simonton Community Church. Even if you have registered online with FEMA, you should come to speak with them to check on your status.
Note from the Simonton Mayor's office: "We greatly appreciate all the work of the volunteers in helping our homeowners. After the deconstruction though, homeowners must wait and receive approval for building permits before any construction can begin."
Progress: Many families are completing the tiring process of taking out sheetrock and furniture. Some who come to the evening meals are very tired and in the midst of deciding what to save. Dinners at Simonton Church continue through Thursday. 6pm - 8pm. Wednesday is pizza night. Thanks to all the volunteers who serve at the meals and have helped with the houses. You have given hope!
"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Dale Olson, Executive Director