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Project Hope will not leave area hopeless

Town of Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, left, and town Highway Department employee Ryan Hall Tuesday, Aug. 28 put up one of two banners on the Marcy Field building thanking people for supporting the recovery effort for Tropical Storm Irene, which caused a lot of damage to roadways, bridges and buildings. It was the one-year anniversary of the storm.

Town of Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, left, and town Highway Department employee Ryan Hall Tuesday, Aug. 28 put up one of two banners on the Marcy Field building thanking people for supporting the recovery effort for Tropical Storm Irene, which caused a lot of damage to roadways, bridges and buildings. It was the one-year anniversary of the storm. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— This continued services will be provided by a number of nonprofit agencies in the area. The new Disaster Case Management (DCM) program, operating out of Plattsburgh under the auspices of Catholic Charities, the United Way, and the Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc., of Westport, which administers PH locally, are just a few of the agencies that will be part of the continuing recovery efforts.

The program offered services as emotional, educational, and informational support; assessment and referral; resource linkage; and public education.

The Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG), established by the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Disaster Case Managers will be working directly with the LTRG to provide assistance to residents with unmet needs related to Tropical Storm Irene. Catholic Charities DCM can be contacted at 561-0470; the United Way can be reached by dialing the 211 helpline or calling 563-0028.

For additional information, please contact Gretch Sando at 524-9616.

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