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  • Cleanup Hotline Connects Residents, Volunteer Agencies

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    October 09, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2018
    Public Information Office
    Contact: Sally Shutt, Assistant County Manager
    E-mail: sshutt@co.cumberland.nc.us
    Telephone: 910-437-1921
     
    Cleanup Hotline Connects Residents, Volunteer Agencies
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County residents who sustained home damages during Hurricane Florence can call the Home Cleanup Hotline at 1-800-451-1954 to receive assistance.
     
    The hotline is provided by Crisis Cleanup, a national resource organization that helps coordinate the work of volunteer organizations with survivors whose homes have been affected by natural disasters.
     
    When calling, residents can ask for assistance from reputable and vetted relief agencies that may assist with services such as cutting fallen trees, tarping roofs and removing debris such as drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture and appliances. All services are free and completed by volunteers who provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work. Service, which is based on the availability of the volunteer agencies, is not guaranteed.
     
    The hotline cannot assist with services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance or questions about FEMA assistance. For information about resources that can assist with these services, view the Community Resource Directory available online at co.cumberland.nc.us/community-resource-directory1
     
    Additionally, residents can call 2-1-1 or go to 211.org to be connected to information and resources. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7 hotline, available in over 180 languages, that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs.
     
    For local assistance or to volunteer, organizations and residents can contact the Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition (CDRC) at Help@CDRCNC.org or 910-302-8601. They can also attend a CDRC meeting, which are held each every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St James Lutheran Church, 1424 Morganton Rd.
     
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