El Paso County to Establish Disaster Recovery Center
Colorado Springs, CO, June 28, 2012 – El Paso County will open a Disaster Recovery Center designed to bring together the resources of multiple non-profit and governmental agencies offering assistance to all El Paso County residents impacted by the Waldo Canyon fire. The county has been working with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and the Division of Emergency Management to provide a central location where residents can access services ranging from assistance in filing insurance claims to grief counseling and rebuilding as our community begins to work toward recovery from this tragic event.
Deputy County Administrator Monnie Gore has been named Director of Operations for the Disaster Recovery Center which will be located at the former El Paso County Department of Human Services building at 105 North Spruce Street. It will be open to citizens at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012.
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is providing assistance in establishing the Disaster Recovery Center. From 30 years of experience in managing disasters, DOLA has learned the value of offering a central location where residents can access their insurance companies and get information from groups such as:
- County Health Department
- Regional Building
- Pikes Peak Behavioral Health
- Veterans Services
- United Way
- Many others
For more information contact El Paso County Public Information at the number above.