We Salute Our Veterans! - At the Athens-Clarke County Library

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Join the Athens-Clarke County Library in honoring the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces this Veterans Day. Saturday, November 11.

The library will be open regular hours on Saturday, November 11. We have several programs dedicated to veterans this month. There's also a great display by the Daughters of the American Revolution of WWI artifacts in the library lobby.

African American Soldiers of WWI

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.

University of Georgia History Professor Dr. John Morrow joins us to talk about the role of the 369th regiment of African American soldiers who fought alongside the French Army during the First World War. Come learn about the legendary Harlem Rattlers! In Appleton Auditorium.

Researching WWI Ancestors

Saturday, November 11, 2:00 p.m.

Genealogist Rosemary Cantrell will present a brief history of WWI that will help genealogists understand the context of the war and its effect on different countries. Although the fire at the National Archives in St. Louis destroyed most of the WWI personnel records, there are many sources to help in researching the soldier in order to find his story. Co-sponsored by Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society. In Multipurpose Room A.

Film Screening: The Poppy Lady

Sunday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening and discussion of "The Poppy Lady," a documentary by Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters about the life of local educator and humanitarian Moina Belle Michael (1869-1944). Born in Good Hope, Moina Michael established the poppy as a universal symbol of tribute and support for veterans during the Firs World War. DeLois Gainey from the Elijah Clarke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (of which Moina was a member) will discuss Ms. Michael's legacy and how the DAR continues to support the causes of American Veterans. In Appleton Auditorium.

VA Medical Foster Homes

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.

"Where Heroes Meet Angels." Learn about an amazing program that helps disabled veterans who can no longer live independently but do not wish to live in a nursing home. Hallie Cheek, the Athens area coordinator for this Veterans Administration program, will explain the Medical Foster Home program and provide information on how you can become a medical foster home caregiver. In Multipurpose Room B.

How to Help After Irma

DONATIONS

How to help people affected by the storm:
Check this page for a list of trusted organizations: www.consumerreports.org/charitable-donations/best-ways-to-help-in-aftermath-of-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Tips from FEMA for after the hurricane:
https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-irma

FRAUD

National Center for Disaster Fraud at (866) 720-5721 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOUSING

To find temporary housing after a hurricane:
https://www.fema.gov/interim-housing-resources

INSURANCE

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Check to see if you are eligible for reimbursement of actions taken to protect your property. 
https://nfip-iservice.com/Claims_TollFree/Toll-Free%20Number%20by%20WYO.pdf

PETS

Use the Hurricane Irma pet resources on this page to look for a lost dog or cat or post a found stranded animal.
https://bestfriends.org/hurricane-irma/hurricane-irma-resources

POWER

Information on power outages or to report an outage:
https://georgiapower.com/in-your-community/storm-center/after/home.cshtml

PRICE GOUGING

Report Price Gouging
Call: 1-866-966-7226

RECOVERY

USA.gov 

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Getting financial assistance for small businesses affected by the storms: Allan Adams, director of the UGA Small Business Development Center, 706-542-6626, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., can speak to the availability of business disaster loans offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

VITAL DOCUMENTS

How to replace vital documents destroyed by the hurricane:
https://www.usa.gov/after-disaster#item-213436

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