News Story (NATIONAL)
March 13, 2018
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Tags: Disaster Recovery
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI), Lone Star Legal Aid, Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Before Hurricane Irma, Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. partnered with a variety of social services organizations and elected officials to make sure they knew what type of help the group offers, executive director Monica Vigues-Pitan said at the hearing.
That work came in handy when the legal aid organization lost power at its main office in Miami and was rushing to provide aid to hard-hit constituents in the Florida Keys, she said. An online Legal Services intake form allowed organizations like United Way to make referrals for people struggling with applying for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance.