Governor John Lynch today accepted a $125,000 donation from Service Credit Union on behalf of the New Hampshire Disaster Relief Fund 2011.
"Some families lost everything and they will need additional help to rebuild," Governor Lynch said. "I want to thank Service Credit Union for again taking the lead in helping New Hampshire families. Since I have been Governor, New Hampshire has experienced several natural disasters and each time Service Credit Union has led the way in reaching out to help its neighbors."
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has only made individual assistance available in Carroll and Grafton Counties. In addition, FEMA aid is capped and is unlikely to be enough to help the hardest-hit families rebuild.
Service Credit Union contributed $125,000 on Monday to kick-off the relief fund efforts.
"Service Credit Union is proud to help the people and communities of our great state to ensure they can obtain the necessities required so that they may recover from this natural disaster as quickly as possible," said Service Credit Union President and CEO Gordon Simmons. "We are concerned about the citizens of New Hampshire who have suffered and we are there to help them during this time."
Anyone wishing to make a donation can make checks payable to: Treasurer State of N.H. - N.H. Disaster Relief Fund 2011
Donations can be sent to:
NH Disaster Relief Fund 2011
State of NH Treasury
25 Capitol Street, Room 121
Concord, NH 03301