WEST EXPLOSION ASSISTANCE EXPANDS & LSLA CAN HELP
Staff Attorneys from LSLA's Waco office continue to help the victims of the West Explosion. FEMA has now expanded the available financial assistance to include Disaster Grants to affected McLennan Co. residents. Individual Assistance Grants can cover disaster-related expenses and recovery costs and can include temporary housing, home repairs, medical and burial expenses. Eligible individuals must apply directly to FEMA. LSLA attorneys can assist in completing applications, including answering questions, advising on needed documentation and filing appeals if needed. Call LSLA's Waco office at 254-756-7944 or the State Bar of Texas Disaster Legal Line at 800-504-7030. Click here to see entire FEMA announcement.
Attorneys interested in volunteering their services are asked to contact LSLA at email@example.com. A brief questionnaire for volunteers is available here.
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