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FEMA disaster assistance sign-up event in Greenacres

Posted at 4:19 PM, Sep 15, 2017

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Greenacres, FL – Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, many Palm Beach County residents sustained losses or damage to their homes and property and can now apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In an effort to assist residents with the application process, there will be a FEMA Disaster Assistance Sign-Up Event on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10am to 1pm at the Greenacres Branch Library.

Sponsored by local, state and federally elected officials, this event will provide an opportunity for residents to utilize computers at the library to sign up for assistance and also receive help from volunteers on hand to assist with the process. Also, please bring your DCF case number if you currently receive food stamps.

Residents who are unable to attend the event can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov[DisasterAssistance.gov]. You can also download the FEMA App to begin the registration process. If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY); if you use 711 Relay or Video Relay Service call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7am to 10pm. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

This event is open to the public. Volunteers who are able to assist residents with the online application process are still needed, especially those who are bilingual. Please call Representative Berman’s office at 561-374-7850 for more information.
What: FEMA Disaster Assistance Sign-Up Event
When: Saturday, September 16th, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: PBC Library - Greenacres Branch
3750 Jog Rd, Greenacres, FL 33467