published Monday, August 1st, 2011

Walker County gets $50,000 grant for tornado recovery

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Walker County officials received a $50,000 grant to help with storm recovery costs.

This is the second grant given by the Chattanooga-based Lyndhurst Foundation.

The organization initially provided $32,000 in aid after the April 27 tornadoes cut a path through Hinkle, Chattanooga Valley and Rossville.

About $30,000 of the current grant will be used to help with additional cleanup along the rights-of-way and to assist homeowners trying to clean up, said Walker County Coordinator David Ashburn in a news release.

The remaining $20,000 will be used to purchase 100 shelters and medical cots, 200 bedding kits and 200 personal hygiene kits to be used for portable hospital operations in the future, Ashburn said.

The Lyndhurst Foundation is working with local foundations, churches and nonprofit organizations to provide tornado relief in Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties.

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