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Friday, March 16, 2012

April 13 and 14

Reading to Serve as Teaching Ground for Disaster Coordinator Class
On April 13 and 14, Reading will serve as ground zero for a Disaster Coordinator Training Class through
Ottawa University. Students in the class and their teachers will be in Reading to do mock damage
assessment, communication, survivor search and rescue, etc. Both the United Methodist Church and
Reading School will be hosting the events for the students.

NEW Applications for Habitat for Humanity Homes

Reading Habitat for Humanity
Work has begun on the first Habitat for Humanity home in Reading. There’s a possibility that there
could be another one. New applications are now being taken and are available at Citizen’s State
Bank. Applicants must have been living in Reading at the time of the tornado, be able to secure a
small mortgage and complete a Housing and Credit Counseling course. The housing sub-committee of
Reading Long Term Recovery Committee will assess the applications and make a recommendation to the
committee. Applications must be received by April 10, 2012. All applicants will be contacted after the

Tornado Damage Financial Assistance

Long Term Recovery
This committee will continue taking applications for tornado damage relief through May 1, 2012. If you
have a case that has not yet been heard, or if you have newly revealed damage, please consider making
application for assistance. Note the following:
• The damage must be storm related
• If the damage was to a person’s home, it must be his/her main home (not rental) and applicants
should have been living there at the time of the tornado
• If the damage was to a person’s vehicle it must be his/her main vehicle (not business)
• You must provide documentation of insurance settlements
• You must provide documentation of the costs of repair if already completed
• You must provide estimates of repairs if the work is not already completed
To apply: Contact Marion Jones, 699-3471 or Jami Reever, United Way of the Flint Hills, 620-342-7564

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13

RCD will meet tonight at 7pm at The Miracle Cafe.
Need a car removed?  They will give you $50 to get
it out of your yard.   Have property you would like
to sell?  Let them know.

Be a part of the solution!

Habitat Begins

Dwight Adams, Osage City, is a member of Long Term Recovery for Reading. He serves through United Methodist Disaster Relief. Dr. Adams has already arranged for Caravaners to come from Minnesota, Illinois, Arkansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas to work on the Habitat for Humanity home! Wow!

The pad and cement work need to be completed, then Dwight and Steve Burnett's skilled volunteers will begin
descending and creating.  It is amazing!