Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ARC Provides $50,000 to Assist With Recovery

Appalachian Regional Commission officials visited Louisville on Monday and surveyed the damage from the April 28, 2014 tornado as well as taking the time to tour the new hospital facility under construction.

Their visit also brought some funding to help the storm ravaged community. ARC committed $50,000 to relief efforts - specifically to help bridge the gap between recovery costs and other federal funding such as FEMA.

ARC has invested significant grant money in Winston County in recent years including funds to assist in bringing Natron to the empty Georgia Pacific facility in Louisville. That facility was scheduled to begin operation later this year but was destroyed in April's tornado.