Richland County CODA Activated To Assist Recovery Efforts

Richland County CODA Activated To Assist Recovery Efforts

  • 4/17/2019 3:39:34 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

RICHLAND COUNTY, OH - The Richland County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has activated the Richland County Organizations for Disaster Assistance (CODA) in order to coordinate long-term recovery efforts for households affected by Sunday's tornado.

A press release provided by CODA states that "First Call 2-1-1 will be serving as a central clearinghouse to field requests for assistance, as well as where assistance is being offered. Households may call 2-1-1 (419-522-4636) to discuss their immediate needs and provide contact information for ongoing assistance. At this time, only monetary donations are being requested. Once specific needs have been identified and households are ready to rebuild, material items that meet those needs may be requested for donation."

According to Richland County EMA Director Rick Evans, the first item on the list is completing damage assessment reports. "Those results help to determine what additional resources may be available for recovery efforts," he said. "In the meantime, we have a very responsive community generously helping out friends and neighbors."

For those who would like to provide assistance through donations to CODA, they can do so through any Mechanics Bank branch. Monetary donations are also accepted at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) office. All funds are used exclusively for Richland County assistance.

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