Disaster Case Management Ready to Serve Carr and Delta Fire Survivors

NorCal CRT is excited to report a significant step forward in the long-term recovery efforts of the Carr and Delta fires as trained Disaster Case Management efforts began recently. Disaster Case Managers are in the process of assisting families and individuals to help connect them with resources and rebuilding efforts for their long-term recovery. “At this time our Disaster Case Managers have 95 pending referrals for assistance and are actively serving 24 clients.” said Matthew Gile, Program Manager for Carr Fire Disaster Case Management through Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS). Gile confirmed that all of the clients his Disaster Case Managers are currently assisting are “Tier 3 and Tier 4” clients, who are uninsured and under-insured renters and home owners and who have experienced a total loss. Gile went on to share that they are hoping to add approximately 5 clients per week. Anyone seeking assistance from losses experienced from the Carr or Delta fires can call 530-247-3371 or email carrfire-casemanagement@nvcss.org. Alternatively people seeking help or looking for opportunities to help may go to www.norcalcrt.org and fill out the form found on the site.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS) through a contract with Catholic Charities, the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF), and the American Red Cross have been the lead agencies working to fund and hire Disaster Case Management efforts, find space and resources for operations, and set-up a data platform to help track and coordinate all efforts.

“Without the aid and support of these agencies and individuals working on behalf of our community we wouldn’t be able to move forward and help those impacted by the Carr and Delta Fires begin their long-term recovery,” said Captain Timothy Danielson of the Salvation Army and co-chair of the NorCal CRT. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone associated with this effort. Our next steps to rebuild the (approximately) 300 homes for the uninsured and under-insured can move forward because of the work and support from these agencies.” Captain Danielson concluded.

For additional information or questions regarding NorCal CRT please contact Peter Griggs, PIO at norcalcrt@gmail.com

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