Milford Hosting Recovery Fair for Sandy Victims

The fair will take place today, Nov. 3, and again on Nov. 10. We've also provided here an FAQ from City Hall.

The following is a press release from the City of Milford.

As Milford residents continue to recover from “Sandy,” Mayor Ben Blake wishes to invite those individuals looking for assistance to the City of Milford’s Relief and Recovery Fair, which will be held on Saturdays, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Gymnasium.

“This open house will provide residents in need of recovery and relief services a convenient centralized location to access information on services/programs that are available to them through the City and State, as well as services provided by relief organizations,” the mayor said.

Representatives from City and State departments and agencies, as well as the other relief agencies, will be present to answer questions and provide guidance on how to help residents recover.

Additionally, the City has provided the attached list of FAQ’s to assist and
inform residents of what services are available.

Corinne Miller November 03, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Where is the "attache list of FAQs" referenced in the article. I might be missing the obvious, but I don't see the link. :-)
Shelley Fagan November 03, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I think J. Law High School has been open as a shelter since Sandy arrived.
Me November 03, 2012 at 08:45 PM
closed down Wednesday, and when open, no showers
David Chesler November 03, 2012 at 10:58 PM
agreed Jodie. We got into the Mayflower because they'd just got their power back when we called on Wednesday but Thursday night we were in Rocky Hill and last night in Enfield. We don't have it bad - have car, gas, plastic, no direct damage - but could use a warm place to flop and shower and charge. The Local reps at the fair weren't much help, didn't seem to know UI isn't announcing the queue. Didn't know any shelters but cheerfully suggested we'll have better luck getting a room since other people got their power. The FEMA rep still couldn't say Housatonic (someplace in Bridgeport where we could get government cheese or something) but she gave me their 800 number. Success at last! After 30 minutes of phonetically spelling names she read me a few pages of disclaimers and info on getting an SBA loan. No need for a cot, I was ready to nod off where I sat.
seaside November 04, 2012 at 02:14 PM
For those still without power, the American Red Cross is running the Warming Center at the Milford Senior Center. It is open 24 hours thru Monday morning. They have breakfast and lunch available. You can also charge your electronics while warming up. You can rest/nap there as well as they have a few cots but it is not a "shelter". There are no showers but I heard that Planet Fitness has opened up their showers to all. Food and clothing donations are being accepted at the Senior Center also. American Red Cross volunteers will be distributing cleaning kits for houses affected by the storm. They were waiting for the kits to arrive yesterday. The Mayor was at the warming center yesterday checking on things there. He seemed extremely concerned about the residents of Milford. We all need to support each other and step up at this difficult time.


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