Three of those have permanently relocated to other parts of the state; the remaining 11 are either in temporary housing with family/friends or have found a temporary to stay until the necessary repairs are made at the Manor.
Those renting other properties have increased rent and cost of living from what they were paying at the Manor. Several residents have had to rent storage facilities to house their furnishings while they are living with family/friends.
The WEIS Radio Disaster Relief Fund has assisted these residents with additional living expenses while staying in a motel or their new locations.
The fund will also assist those with additional living expense with their additional cost of renting a storage facility.
Since Building 200 was damaged by fire, the Manor’s laundry room was also damaged and cannot be used. The remaining 36 residents at the facility have to go offsite to wash clothes; they are being assisted financially for the additional expense.
The Cherokee Manor management would like to extend a Thank You to Jack’s, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A of Fort Payne and Salvation Army of Fort Payne for their generous donations during this tragic event.
WEIS Radio extends a special Thanks to all who have donated to disaster relief fund so we can help others in their time of need. To date we have collected just over $3,000.