U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell hosted Disaster Assistance Resource Fair

Published 4:43 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07)  believes Selma and Dallas County will benefit greatly from the Disaster Assistance Resource Fair.

Sewell spoke at a press conference at the Resource Fair on Thursday at the Edmundite Missions Community Center.

FEMA, Small Business Administration, Dallas County EMA, State of Alabama Volunteer Services, USDA Rural Development, United Way, American Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse, Black Belt Community Foundation, Legal Services of Alabama, Selma Housing Authority,  ALFA Insurance and State Farm, Alabama Extension Services were the businesses that attended the fair.

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“It’s great to see all of the resources available to Selma and Dallas County residents all under one roof,” Sewell said.

Sewell said that over 6,000 properties in Selma and Dallas County combined were hit by the January 12 tornado.

“The recovery will be a long process,” Sewell said. “This is a marathon, not a sprint. I believe that God put me where I needed to be. We will rebuild Selma.”

Sewell reminded residents to keep applying for FEMA loans even if they get rejected the first time.

Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas, Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn attended the Resource Fair.