I have suffered loss myself in the past. If this fund is growing would'nt the need be now and not later. $100000 in and only $400 out seems lopsided now with the level of need that is out there. Sounds great to have a committee looking over the funds but lets not procrastinate.The need is now! I have donated to this fund and do not want it to be used as a measurment of what we can get but rather what we have done!!!!!
I am one of those who were hit and am having to relocate with my family and sort through what is left of our past that we have been able to find. And I also wonder just when these funds will be offered to those who need them? It doesn't make sense to hold on to the funds when they are donated to be distributed now.
The problem is the people in control of the money, are the same people in charge of the city and county. Who thinks those in charge were doing a good job before this magical 100k appeared. I truely feel bad for the victims, when I heard who was taking over the relief effort I just knew the victims would get screwed twice by this. P.S. 400$ isn't going to buy very many tarps.
It's amazing how the chamber all of a sudden became a rescue unit. Headlines out in the storm moments after storm hit. I know they have good intentions but come on., with the chamber what's now is what's trendy.
I guess if a flue epidemic hit Barnesville the chamber would be better prepared than the health dept.
For those effected by the recent tornado and need short term assistance.
On Barnesville.com go to Community Links
Click on the Miscellaneous link
Click on the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation link. You will find information on how to apply for assistance from the tornado relief fund
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