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Big Country VOAD to open recovery resource center for those affected by Mesquite Heat fire

The Big Country Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster group is coordinating the effort that includes the American Red Cross, Boots on the Ground and more.
Credit: Terry Lowe

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas — The American Red Cross is coordinating resources for immediate needs such as cleanup, sheltering, etc., along with Texas Baptist Men, Boots on the Ground and others. This is vital and will continue as long as needed, a release from the United Way of Abilene said.

However, there is a need for long-term financial resourcing as well.

With that in mind, the Big Country VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) is coordinating a recovery resource center which will be at Beltway Park Church, 4009 Beltway South, for families and individuals impacted by the Mesquite Heat fire needing long-term financial assistance. The assistance will include help with insurance claims, applications for financial aid and more.

The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 through Friday, May 27, at Beltway Park Church (use chapel entrance and watch for signage).

The release asks that those seeking assistance bring a driver license or other form of identification, photos of property damage and insurance information, including policy limits and deductible amounts.

For more information, email info@acallforhelp.info or call 2-1-1 and select option 1.

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