Weekly Report – 11.20.19

semi truck with excavator loading debris for salvage

Construction Management Chair

Jason Crockett from Willow joined the MFLTRG and will lead the Construction Management team. He brings decades of construction experience, knowledge of Upper Susitna community, weather, construction site challenges and a network of construction professionals to work with.

Clean up progress despite icy weather and roads

Debris clean up crews progressed south along the fire burn area and despite fighting freezing rain and icy roads. They continued clean up of several properties this week. The crews are collecting metal for salvage to offset the expense and stretch the budget. Roughly 25% of the contact budget remains with funds from United Way and the Willow Lions Club available if needed to finish this work.

Household item shopping options for survivors

The Donations Management team worked with Church on the Rock to define a process to allow survivors to shop for household items. Case Managers can provide survivors with certificates redeemable at Thrifters Rock in Wasilla or Palmer.

Well water testing

Assemblyperson Tam Boeve worked with Mat-Su Water to help survivors concerned about well water contamination get their water tested at no cost. Survivors can contact the Case Management team for a water collection bottle and details.

Postcard art by Upper Susitna children

Postcard art by Upper Susitna children. Residents of the Hidden Hills Subdivision, Linda Cline, Sandy Eggelston and Barbara Gugelman worked with local students to create art for 200 postcards given to fire crews during the fire. Meadow Lakes UPS donated cardstock and printing for the project.

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