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January 4, 2013

Needs assessment being conducted by World Renew

Live Oak — Volunteers from World Renew, formerly Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), will be in Columbia and Suwannee counties beginning Monday, Jan. 7 to assist households affected by Tropical Storm Debby who may need additional assistance.

World Renew will open walk-in centers Wednesday, Jan. 9, through Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Suwannee County residents can visit the walk-in center at Suwannee County Emergency Management, 617 Ontario Avenue SW, Suite 200, Live Oak.  Columbia County residents can visit the walk-in center at Columbia County Senior Services Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court, Lake City.

World Renew volunteers will also be going door-to-door in the affected areas between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. World Renew teams will be wearing green shirts with the World Renew logo and will also have identification name tags.

World Renew is sponsored by the Suwannee County Long Term Recovery Group and the Suwannee Valley Long Term Recovery Committee, convened by United Way of Suwannee Valley as a result of the 2004 hurricanes.  The World Renew needs assessment is a vital step in working with affected households to ensure long-term needs have been identified.

Suwannee County residents may contact the World Renew walk-in center in Live Oak by calling 386-364-3405.  Columbia County residents may contact the World Renew walk-in center in Lake City by calling 386-438-8621.


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