"We will work with each individual family to provide assistance that is most appropriate to their specific circumstances," said Bill Marcello, executive director of Southwestern Community Services, Inc.
"The goal of this fund is to provide immediate resources to help families and individuals who are most in need get back on their feet.
We are grateful to the Citizens Bank Foundation
for providing the lead gift and we hope that other companies and individuals will respond as generously."
The NH CAP agencies are seeking additional donations to help families through the current disaster.
According to Marcello
, four Operation Flood Relief offices will be established in the new flood-affected areas statewide in order to deal with short-term needs of the flood victims.
"We hope to have an initial fund of at least $200,000 that will allow each of the four offices to distribute $50,000 to meet the most immediate needs," said Marcello