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Programs that facilitate the exchange of information and/or provide short-term assistance, usually in the form of food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelter, furnishings, small appliances or temporary financial aid, for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. The objective of disaster relief is to help individuals sustain their lives during the immediate aftermath of the event. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community human services agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
American Red Cross - Disaster ServicesTrained Red Cross Volunteers Respond when emergencies happen both locally and nationally, whether the disaster is caused by fire, flooding, hazardous material, weather or other disasters. Red Cross services include mass care, financial support and recovery services to address immediate disaster-caused needs. The Red Cross remains involved with disaster clients to support recovery planning and referrals. AlleghenyAllegheny County OfficeAmerican Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
American Red Cross National HeadquartersResponds to natural and man-made disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, fires, transportation accidents, etc.) throughout the U.S. The focus is on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by the disaster. In addition they also feed the emergency workers that respond to the disaster. To locate a missing relative, to register oneself, to view the existing list of registrants, go the following International Committee of the Red Cross web site: http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/2025 E St NW, Washington DC (American Red Cross National Headquarters)American Red Cross National Headquarters
Fire and Emergency Operations Services - WilliamsportThe Bureau of Fire serves the City of Williamsport, the county seat for Lycoming County. One of its divisions is Operations and Prevention. Its services include, but are not limited to: fire suppression, vehicle rescue, water rescue, technical rescue, emergency medical quick response, fire inspections, fire investigations, and emergency management administration. In 2004 the Bureau was given the responsibility of administering emergency management for the City. The Bureau is responsible for the implementation of the National Incident Management System for the City, maintaining the City emergency operations plan, two emergency operations centers, six early warning sirens, and the training of all emergency operations center personnel.LycomingWilliamsport Bureau of Fire and Emergency ManagementCity of Williamsport
Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way - Disaster ReliefServes as a secondary source to disaster relief efforts; disaster defined as weather related issues such as floods, fire and extreme temperature. Secondary services available following the efforts of local emergency management agencies and American Red Cross. Funding, donated goods and services available to assist in an individual or household's recovery efforts if all other assistance has been exhausted.NorthumberlandGreater Susquehanna Valley United WayGreater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Lycoming County Veterans Service OfficerThe County Veterans Service Officer assists veterans and their dependents and survivors to obtain benefits from the federal, state and local agencies administering programs for veterans.LycomingOffice of Veterans Affairs - Lycoming CountyLycoming County Government
Navy-Marine Corps Relief SocietyThe Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Society also receives and manages donated funds to administer these programs and services. Our main goal is to help each person who comes to us get support for their immediate needs. Our long-term mission is to help Sailors and Marines become financially self-sufficient by learning how to better manage their personal finances and prepare for unplanned expenses. Services available:
  • Financial Assistance and Counseling,
  • Quick Assist Loan,
  • Education Assistance,
  • Health Education and Post-Combat Support,
  • Budget for Baby,
  • Emergency Travel,
  • Disaster Relief,
  • Thrift Shops.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief SocietyNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Northumberland County Veteran's Affairs - Veteran Burial BenefitsAssists veterans with burial benefits. Can provide contact information for assistance with VA Benefits, GI Bill Benefits, and VA Healthcare.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County Veteran's AffairsNorthumberland County Veteran's Affairs
Northumberland County Veteran's Affairs - Veteran Compensation and Pension BenefitsAssists veterans with compensation and pension benefits. Can provide contact information for assistance with VA Benefits, GI Bill Benefits, and VA Healthcare.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County Veteran's AffairsNorthumberland County Veteran's Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Military Family Relief Assistance ProgramProvides emergency financial assistance to eligible PA service members and their eligible family members, and must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Salvation Army of State College - Emergency Disaster ServicesWhen disaster strikes, The Salvation Army provides emergency support to first responders in Centre County. They train local volunteers throughout the year through instructional workshops, drills, and community exercises. These specialized volunteers assist Emergency Management Services, such as fire rescue, police, and other 911 responders, providing food, drinks and emotional/spiritual support.CentreSalvation Army of State College - ProgramSalvation Army of State College
Veterans AffairsThe Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office is pleased to share this valuable resource list with you. Listed below are several websites that can help you in a number of ways. The subjects they deal with range from rental assistance, grants, furniture, and rehabilitation to home repairs, human services, homelessness, financial services and emergency relief. LackawannaVeterans AffairsLackawanna County Department of Human Services
Veterans Affairs - Bradford CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.BradfordBradford County Veterans' AffairsBradford County Government
Veterans Affairs - Luzerne CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.LuzerneLuzerne County Veterans' AffairsLuzerne County Government
Veterans Affairs - Montour CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.MontourMontour County Veterans' AffairsMontour County Government
Veterans Affairs Office - Clinton CountyPersonal service is given to every veteran and dependent regarding pensions, insurances, schooling, hospitalization, medical benefits, home loans, counseling services, grave registration, and cooperation with local funeral directors regarding burials. American flags and standards are provided for veterans grave sites. The office maintains an open door policy, attempting to address every problem on an individual basis, and when necessary, making home visits in cases of disability. Veterans no longer able to care for their personal needs are helped with placement in available Veterans homes. In cases where the veteran or his dependent is home bound, application for Aid and Attendance, or home bound benefits are provided. The obligation of this office is to make certain that all veterans and their dependents are accorded the full benefits due them in compliance with Federal, State, and County Law, upon proof of eligibility for said benefits.ClintonClinton County Office of Veterans AffairsClinton County Government
Veterans' Affairs Office - Union CountyAssists Union County veterans and their families in applying for local, state, and federal veteran's programs. Application procedures and funding vary; therefore applicants need to seek assistance through their county of residence.UnionUnion County GovernmentUnion County Government
Veterans Affairs - Pike CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.PikePike County Veterans' AffairsPike County Government
Veterans Affairs - Sullivan CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.SullivanSullivan County Veterans' AffairsSullivan County Government
Veterans Affairs - Tioga CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.TiogaTioga County Veterans' AffairsTioga County Government
Veterans Affairs - Wayne CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.WayneWayne County Veterans' AffairsWayne County Government
Veterans Services - Lycoming CountyProvides assistance to Lycoming County veterans and/or their family members with getting the local, state and federal benefits for which they are eligible. County veterans' benefits can include:
  • Registration of discharge documents
  • Burial allowance, grave markers and flag holders, grave maintenance
  • Assistance with obtaining a Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) Rapid ID card, which is necessary to receive health care
    • State veterans' benefits can include:
      • Real estate tax exemption
      • Blind veterans' pension
      • Paralyzed veterans' pension
      • Educational gratuity program
      • Emergency assistance
      • Persian Gulf veterans' compensation
      • State Nursing Homes for veterans
        • Federal veterans' benefits can include:
          • Healthcare services
          • Compensation and pensions
          • Vocational rehabilitation and employment
          • GI Bill
          • Home guaranteed loans
          • Burial and memorial benefits
          • VA live insurance
          • Replacement of DD214s and other Military Records
LycomingOffice of Veterans Affairs - Lycoming CountyLycoming County Government
Wyoming County Veteran's Service OfficerThe County Veterans Service Officer assists veterans and their dependents and survivors to obtain benefits from the federal, state and local agencies administering programs for veterans.WyomingWyoming County Veterans RepresentativeWyoming County Government

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