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United Way Gives $150,000 Grant To Somerset County Residents

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SOMERSET COUNTY, Md. - Just four months after Somerset county was nearly destroyed by Superstorm sandy, more help is on the way.

On Thursday, United Way announced a $150,000 grant that will go towards recovery efforts.

"We talked to some of the people already on the ground and what their greatest need was and we found out through them the greatest need was supplies. That seems to be a hold-up on a lot of the stuff," said Rick Nelson, Vice Chairman of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

That means residents will now have the funding to rebuild homes, replace appliances and other necessities to bring them back to a sense of normalcy. In Crisfield alone, more than 30 percent of the homes are no longer in living conditions.

"With the damage at that level and a lot of folks that didn't have a lot to start with, extremely poor people, a recovery is very very difficult," said Crisfield Mayor Percy J. Purnell.

Residents must apply for assistance through United Way.

In Crisfield, United Way will be working out of the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee office located at 323 West Main Street. They'll be available February 28th, March 14th and March 28th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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