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United Way, CSEA union offer flood relief

June 15, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

PLATTSBURGH - The United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. is offering mini-grants to help individuals and families with flood assistance.

A partnership with the United Way of New York State has provided an opportunity to access funds set aside for disaster relief by members of the Civil Service Employees Association, a public-employee union.

The mini-grants are available to individuals and families affected by recent flooding in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. Priority will be given to CSEA members and uninsured households. The funds are limited, so it is important for flood victims to exhaust all available resources before applying for them. The intention of the allotted funds is to provide a safety net for needs that are unmet by insurance agencies, government agencies and other sources.

The mini-grants can be used for cleaning supplies, food and food supplies, mold eradication and other minor repairs, rental or home mortgage expenses, transportation assistance or car repair, utility assistance and appliances, and other flood related expenses.

The application for funds is available at the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Call the United Way office at 518-563-0028 for more information, or dial 2-1-1 for additional information and referrals. Applications must be received by June 27.



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