Monday, November 14, 2011
Wear a purple shirt in support of pancreatic cancer patients.
Do you know that November is Homelessness Awareness month and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month? Yes, November is a month of awareness for both. And to help Fridley citizens find out, Fridley Mayor Scott Lund made official city declarations supporting the campaigns last month before the city council. One declaration spoke of support for efforts to end homelessness by the Anoka County Continuum of Care and the Heading Home Anoka Education Committee. The other document called for support of pancreatic cancer victims and the work of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its affiliates in Fridley. Lund presented the cancer declaration to Cathy Grimm, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2010, and her daughter Elena Grimm. Cathy …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The presidential declaration came 2-1/2 weeks after the tornado.
Here are some of the milestones along the way to Fridley's inclusion in the presidential disaster declaration for the May 22 tornado: May 22: May 23: May 26: May 27: May 31: June 3: June 7:
Federal aid with local-government costs covers Hennepin, Anoka counties.
President Obama declared Tuesday that the May 22 tornado that struck Fridley was a federal disaster. That allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to release federal funds to help cover cleanup and other costs. (See also Timeline: How Fridley Tornado Got Federal Disaster Status.) The president's declaration covers Hennepin and Anoka counties for public assistance—that is, for local government expenses. Cities and the counties can apply to recover 75 percent or more of their costs for: The state of Minnesota also asked for federal assistance to individuals, but only for individuals in Hennepin County. That request is still pending. Here is the text of the FEMA announcement of the presidential declaration: From FEMA on Tuesday: …