The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee has been formed to help match the resources of various community organizations and programs with the long-term unmet needs of Muskogee County flood disaster survivors.
The overall purpose of the group is to organize voluntary donations of money, manpower and materials to help meet the specific needs of Muskogee County residents.
Community forumA community forum has been scheduled for Thursday, July 25, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Muskogee, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., to discuss the committee’s efforts to date. Community members are invited to attend and learn more about the recovery effort, volunteer opportunities, and how to donate time, goods, services or funds. (Address: 300 W Martin Luther King St, Muskogee, OK 74401)
The MCDRC is also working closely with recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to coordinate an effective response.
“The purpose is to help disaster survivors in our county who have continuing unmet needs despite the overlapping systems,” said Muskogee County Commissioner Ken Doke. “Our committee intends to work directly with the individuals with remaining serious needs and help find ways to deliver that help without duplicating what other agencies can or have provided.”
Providing the disaster-related needs of a family once they have received the maximum awards from federal and state disaster assistance programs is the core focus of the MCDRC. The maximum awards as established by law do not always cover the needs of a family that has lost everything.
Contact the group at its website.