Forreston Strong 2020

We have developed a long term recovery group called Forreston Strong 2020 and a donation account at Forreston State Bank. We are in the process of assembling a committee that consists of members of the community from all different organizations. This group will work closely with disaster experts from organizations like the Red Cross. Our focus will be to help those in need and the long-term recovery of our Forreston Community. With a caring and strategic approach, we can recover from this, and our community will be stronger than ever! You can donate online now by clicking on the Donate now button below. Cash and check donations can be dropped off at any of our Forreston State Bank location in Forreston, Freeport, or Kent. Please make checks payable to Forreston Strong 2020.

What is a long term recovery group (LTRG)?

A long term recovery group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within a community to assist individuals and families as they recover from disaster. LTRGs are broken up into focused groups or committees such as donations management, construction, case management, financial, volunteer management. The purpose of LTRG is to address the unmet needs of the community.

This is done through case management. A case manager will work with a client to create a recovery plan. Each client is responsible for their own recovery. On issues that have been exhausted by the client and through other resources, case managers can bring a case to the funding committee for review. The funders, or financial, committee oversee the monetary donations that come in as well as secure other monies for the LTRG. Once the case if review they will decide if the committee can fund the project based on the report from the case manager and funds available.

It is important to have a diverse LTRG, that reflects the community and its interests.

Other communities have had success with LTRG’s when funds are pooled together. There is greater accountability when this occurs.