The City of Winston-Salem through Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) now has funds available to assist people and families affected by the Weaver Fertilizer Plant Fire.
ABOUT THE WEAVER RELIEF INITIATIVE
Funds can be used to: Help cover hotel expenses (four-night maximum); Food; Lost wages; Other expenses related to the evacuation, such as air filter replacements. Only expenses incurred from 9 pm January 31 through noon February 4 will be reimbursed.
Eligible residents should bring receipts and other documentation of their expenses or lost wages to the application fair or to their scheduled appointment. People with receipts or documentation of past purchases will be given a maximum of up to $1000 to help with expenses, no matter the actual expenses and regardless of how many people live at that address. People without receipts or documentation can receive up to $300.
Funds serve people living or working within a one-mile radius of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant who incurred expenses related to the Weaver Plant fire Anyone who receives reimbursement for their expenses from any other public or private source is not eligible to receive assistance through this initiative Funding is limited to people with low-moderate income under the guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Income limits vary by household size.
ESR will start accepting applications during an open application fair from 5 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 9 at the Fairgrounds Home and Garden Building. Residents can make an appointment online if they are unable to make the March 9 application fair. Appointments may be made online through our website at www.eisr.org.