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Board Declares Disaster, Encourages Community to Match Donation to Relief Fund
On June 14th, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a disaster declaration in the aftermath of the Friday, June 7, flood. The Board also approved the allocation of $250,000 toward a disaster relief fund set up by the Germantown Kiwanis Club through IBERIABANK.
The City’s donation is intended as a challenge grant for the community.The City has received numerous calls from residents and businesses inquiring about making a donation. The Kiwanis account through IBERIA makes it possible for that to happen. Donations will be accepted at all IBERIABANK locations by simply stating that the donation is to be applied to the Germantown GIVES-2019 Flood Relief Fund. While donations will be accepted at all IBERIABANK locations, there are two convenient locations in Germantown, 7465 Poplar Avenue and 7860 Wolf River Boulevard. OR donations can be made through the donate link on this page.
Funds will be collected through July 15, at which time payments will be available to those affected by the flood upon review by the Individual assistance review panel. Application details are still being worked out and will be made available as soon as possible. In the meantime, flood victims are asked to keep all receipts for expenses incurred as a result of the disaster. Eligible submissions are limited to the following expenses incurred in direct relation to the uninsured loss of personal property resulting from the flood: demolition, debris removal, personal property damage, temporary housing, temporary storage of household items and materials, repair and replacement of clothing and household items and purchase or rental of clean-up items.
For more information, email GermantownGIVES@gmail.com.