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City of Temple establishes task force to connect residents affected by winter storm with resources

City of Temple
Posted at 6:15 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 23:46:54-05

TEMPLE, TX — The City of Temple has set up the Temple Recovery Taskforce to help residents affected by last week's winter storm by connecting them with available resources.

“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,” City Manager Brynn Myers said.

The task force is headed by the city's Housing and Community Development Department. Coordinators will connect with local organizations that are ready and available to provide necessary services for impacted residents.

The City will use the free website Crisis Cleanup to "coordinate relief efforts by participating organizations." Services include debris removal, home repair and water damage repair at no charge. Resources that require a licensed or skilled tradesmen are not included.

To submit a request, call the City of Temple's Housing Resource Center by calling (254) 298-5999. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 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.”

The City emphasized these services are not provided by the City of Temple. The City is merely coordinating with local organizations who provide services.

There is no guarantee that a request will be fulfilled.

Local contractors who may be able to assist with complex repairs is available here.