To assist its citizens affected by Winter Storm Uri with necessary resources, the City of Temple has established the Temple Recovery Taskforce.

The new Taskforce will be run by the City’s Housing and Community Development Department, who are coordinating local organizations that want to provide recovery services to Temple residents.

According to the City, the task force will use Crisis Cleanup, a free website that helps coordinate relief efforts by participating organizations, including services such as debris removal, home repair, and water damage repair at no charge.

However, It does not provide resources that require a licensed or skilled tradesman, such as plumbing or electrical work.

If you are interested in submitting a request, contact the City of Temple’s Housing Resource Center by calling 254-298-5999, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

“Our goal is to help as many residents as we can,” Nancy Glover, director of Housing and Community Development, said. “We believe our already-established partnerships with local organizations will help meet those outstanding needs of our residents and the city’s goal of a quick recovery.”

Temple City Manager Brynn Myers added, “With so many residents still feeling the effects of this unprecedented weather event, we wanted to make sure we could get them in touch with local organizations that could meet their needs.”

The City of Temple is only coordinating with local organizations that provide services. There is no guarantee that a request for assistance will be fulfilled.

You can view a list of local contractors who may be able to help with more complex repairs on the City Of Temple's website. They also encourage you to check references and to choose your contractor wisely.

The City of Temple is also reminding people that additional resources are available through the Federal Emergency Management Association. FEMA can provide assistance for items not covered by insurance for homeowners and renters. For additional information, visit disasterassistance.gov.

 

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