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LASER caseworkers begin work in impacted communities

RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2007

TAVARES – Lake and Sumter Emergency Recovery (LASER) established two centers where caseworkers are stationed to assist residents that were impacted by the Feb. 2 tornadoes.

A total of 12 caseworkers are stationed at the First Baptist Church of Paisley, located at 25145 Fishermans Road, and First United Methodist Church of Lady Lake, located at 109 W. McClendon St. Affected residents can meet with the caseworkers between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. In particular, caseworkers can assist residents with applying for LASER assistance.

“This will help tell us what LASER needs to be looking for as we move forward in the rebuilding process,” said Michael Tart, chairman of LASER.

LASER was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in March 2005 and strives to coordinate long-term recovery efforts following a disaster. The coalition’s primary purpose is developing a mechanism to manage the flow of volunteers and donations when communities in Lake and Sumter counties are severely impacted by a catastrophe. LASER’s vice chairman is Charlotte Poss from Sumter County.

To make a monetary donation to LASER, mail checks payable to Lake County BCC (check note: LASER) to P.O. Box 1985, Lady Lake, FL 32158. The County is involved in the process to provide LASER with financial accountability and oversight. For more information about LASER, call the Lake County Citizens Information Line at (352) 343-9732.

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