Tropical Storm Volunteer Assistance Ending Aug. 28

NORRISTOWN PA – Western Montgomery County property owners who still need help clearing trees downed or repairing residential buildings damaged during Tropical Storm Isaias have until Aug. 28 (Friday) to seek free assistance where available from local groups who are part of the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster organization, according to the county Department of Public Safety.

County residents can call the Isaias Home Cleanup Hotline toll-free, 844-965-1386, to provide details about the extent of their storm-related damages. The information will be shared with volunteers from local disaster relief organizations, community groups, and faith communities who may be able to help, the department said.

Calls are answered by volunteers, generally during business hours, but residents can call and leave a message at any time. After providing information to the hotline, callers may be contacted by a representative from a participating organization who will determine if they are able to provide help.

Assistance may available for services such as cutting fallen trees; removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances; covering roofs with tarps, and mitigating mold. Services are performed by volunteers and provided at no cost. However, service is not guaranteed because resources are limited.

The hotline does not provide help with social services, such as food, clothing, and shelter. It also does not offer information about insurance, questions about FEMA assistance, or provide financial support.

Photo by M. Amaya via VOA and Wikimedia Commons, used in the public domain