Looking at Delmont’s Long-Term Prospects
The healing still continues for Delmont and a long road ahead still beckons. Nearly one month after the storm, preparations are being made to take steps along the path.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety provides an update for the ongoing restoration of the Douglas County town. Delmont residents are invited to attend a Long Term Disaster Recovery Information supper and meeting Thursday, June 11.
At the meeting, resources that are available to help those recovering from the May 10 tornado will be discussed. The mission of Long-Term Disaster Recovery is to minister to the unmet needs of residents adversely impacted by disaster.
By design, these services will go much deeper than previous items offered. For example the goals are to promote healing and wholeness; coordinated management of community resources for long term recovery of individuals, families, and rehabilitation of households and become a sustainable organization to assist in future disasters. Thursday’s meeting is at the Delmont Community Center. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. with the meeting at 8 p.m.
People who want to help with the cleanup are invited to Delmont Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. Volunteer hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Those who want to help can register at the Lutheran Social Services volunteer reception center by calling 605-212-9605.
Also, there are new hours for the Donations Management Center located in the Delmont American Legion Hall. The hours are Monday-Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sunday.