LTRC gives update to Lions Club
An update on the Long Term Recovery Committee’s work was given to the Jacksboro Lions Club last Wednesday, Sept. 14. Chairman Joel Hood said the committee’s work is moving into another phase. Committee members have gone from the training and getting organized phase into one where the true work really begins.
Case managers have been hired and are doing the legwork to get those that need it the help they need.
“We’re working on what it will take to remedy their situation now,” Hood said. “Case managers are presenting files to the committee and donors and figuring out how to mesh it all together.”
Hood told a story of a man who wanted to move a modular home onto his slab after his home was completely destroyed but he needed a skid steer to do it. The man, who had experience with heavy machinery, asked for help and got the job done for the $2,000 cost to rent the equipment instead of the $10,000 for professionals to do the job.
“You’re going to see work begin very shortly,” Hood noted.
Once the cases come in and money is approved, Hood said a number of volunteer workers will be needed to do the work of rebuilding homes.
“Volunteers will be needed to do work such as framing, siding,” Hood acknowledged. “Home will need volunteer labor in many cases.”
Hood encouraged anyone wishing to volunteer to help to contact Jacksboro City Hall at 940-567-6321 and find out what areas are in need of help.