Help After Beryl

With millions without power and heavy damage to homes and businesses, relief efforts are underway. As always, we’re warned to watch for the inevitable scams. But here’s a few to consider.

Locally, the Jerk Hut Island Grille & Beach Club in Tampa is accepting donations primarily for those who were first affected in the Caribbean. They need items to help out with the basics with additional information from our friends at 10 Tampa Bay.

Local Red Cross volunteers deploying to Texas ahead of Beryl's expected landfall.

The American Red Cross has also sent staff and volunteers, and if you know someone in Texas that needs a good, hot meal there is shelter information on, the free Red Cross Emergency app or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

FEMA is also on the scene opening Disaster Recovery Centers is the hardest hit counties. If you do know someone who will need assistance, pass along this information. --FEMA funding is available to homeowners and renters in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Plymouth and Sioux counties who suffered damage from the flooding and storms on June 16 and continuing. To save time, apply online or by phone before visiting a Disaster Recovery Center by:

If you know of private groups or organizations also helping out, please forward those to me at Kelly, Ann

Ann Kelly

Ann Kelly

Hello, I am Ann Kelly! I was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio (which is a suburb of Cleveland) as one of five children!

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