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Grant Wood AEA
Flood Recovery Update

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tour of Sixth Street facility for area legislators
Dr. Fielder facilitated a tour of the Sixth Street facility for area legislators Wednesday afternoon. KCRG-TV covered the event. The story that aired showed the various places legislators visited yesterday. Video in the news story, which appeared on KCRG-TV Wednesday evening, included a few scenes of their tour of the agency’s Sixth Street facility.

PEP Library
Maria Cashman explained that a reduced collection of the PEP Library is available for parents to browse at the 33rd Avenue facility. 

Catholic Charities offers free counseling
Free counseling for anyone affected by the flood is available through Catholic Charities, 364-7121.

Support for Each Other
Cashman shared that last week and into this week, staff operated in crisis mode, sharing the heroic efforts of taking care of things at the agency as well as providing support and assistance to colleagues in their homes. As operations begin to normalize, it will be natural for people to feel some amount of let down, frustration, anger, and sadness. As the crisis continues, people may begin to experience different emotions at different times. She reminded us to continue to be mindful of each other, and to continue taking care of ourselves.

Lisa Fry will deliver the 4 p.m. briefings during the next few days.