Legal Aid of NC to host disaster recovery legal clinics, Oct. 16-19

Press release from Legal Aid of NC:

Legal Aid of NC is helping those recovering from the flooding and damage that occurred in August 2021, during Tropical Storm Fred, through free disaster recovery legal services and clinics.

Legal Aid will host clinics October 16-19 to assist those affected by Tropical Storm Fred. Storm survivors interested in Legal Aid’s services should call 866-219-5262, extension 2657 to learn more about how Legal Aid may be able to help and schedule an appointment for an upcoming clinic.

Legal Aid may be able to help with accessing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, or the Office of State Budget & Management. Storm survivors may face fraudulent contractors and suppliers, tax issues, home ownership/heir property questions, and the need for wills and advanced directives. Legal Aid can help with this and more.

In June, the Legal Services Corporation announced that it would award $4.35 million to Legal Aid to support the delivery of legal services to low-income people impacted by Tropical Storm Fred, Hurricane Isaias, Tropical Storm Eta, and other severe weather events the state faced in 2020 and 2021. The new grant funds will be used to continue to provide disaster legal services to multiple areas of the state, including Western North Carolina.

Those interested in Legal Aid’s disaster recovery services are encouraged to attend an upcoming event. Call 866-219-5262, extension 2657 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

The events scheduled in October include:

Sunday, October 16 from 1-5 p.m.
Cruso Community Center
13186 Cruso Rd.
Canton, NC 28716

Monday, October 17 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fines Creek Library
190 Fines Creek Rd.
Clyde, NC 28721

Tuesday, October 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Transylvania County Library
212 S. Gaston St.
Brevard, NC 28712

Wednesday, October 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cruso United Methodist Church
11653 Cruso Rd.
Canton, NC 28716

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