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Resources for Citizens Needing Individual Assistance

09/15/17 9:29 am

DeKalb County will only remove trees and debris from county rights of way. Citizens will need to remove debris or contract with a company for debris removal.
 
If you need assistance with crisis cleanup:
From now through September 30, call the number below for help with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies may assist you and your neighbors cut fallen trees, remove drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, appliances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.

Importantly, this hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration. Volunteers work free of charge and provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work. To request help: CALL: 1-800-451-1954.
 
If you need shelter assistance (temporary shelter, not Red Cross run, for residents to recharge phones, take a break, have relief from heat, but will not be housing):
 
United Way of Atlanta: 404-614-1000 or 211 or 211online.unitedwayatlanta.org
Peace Baptist Church: 347-309-7686
Rainbow Park Baptist Church: 404-288-1910
Fairfield Baptist Church: 770-482-7660
Clarkston First Baptist: 404-292-5686
New Life Church: 770-570-0354
 
If you need food assistance:
United Way of Atlanta: 404-614-1000 or 211 or 211online.unitedwayatlanta.org
Atlanta Community Food Bank : 404-435-0560
Berean Christian Church Outreach Ministry (must have GA license and most current power bill, 9 a.m. to noon, 2 to 5 p.m.): 770-593-4421
 
If you need clothing assistance:
Berean Christian Church Outreach Ministry (must have GA license and most current power bill, 9 a.m. to noon, 2 to 5 p.m.): 770-593-4421


 

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(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)

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