Emergency assistance for residents following storm

Published 9:54 am Thursday, February 18, 2021

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Charlotte County Administration has been working since early Monday morning, Feb. 15 to coordinate with multiple agencies and has released the following information to assist residents following the ice storm over the weekend.

All fire stations are open to dispense water — bring your own containers.

Only Keysville and Phenix fire stations are open as warming stations.

Bottled water was delivered by God’s Pit Crew to the Charlotte Court House fire station and will be delivered to the other stations from there. They are also delivering Gatorade and protein bars.

Charlotte County Schools has donated food that is currently available at Charlotte Court House, Phenix, Keysville and Bacon District fire stations.

Red Cross delivered 314 ready heat meals, 244 snack packs, 15 cases of bottled water and 100 blankets. Sari Goff, director of the Department of Social Services, is coordinating within her department and with Meals on Wheels for delivery.

God’s Pit Crew is sending a crew of volunteers to cut up trees in yards and stack at the side of the road. They will be here for two weeks, staging from the Charlotte Court House fire station. Any citizens needing assistance with tree cleanup on their property, may contact the County Administration Office at (434) 542-5117 beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16, during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to be added to the list.

The Department of Social Services is coordinating with local churches to provide meals for these volunteers to include one meal in the morning and one in the evening. Any churches or other groups that would like to volunteer to assist with these meals are asked to contact Sari Goff at (434) 547-6368.

Food Lion in Keysville is now open for business as well.