Last fall, when Super Storm Sandy wrought disaster on the east coast, Lynwood Council Member (and ICFA board member) Jim Morton decided it was time his city reviewed its procedures for supporting residents in the wake of a natural disaster.
On December 4, 2012 Lynwood passed resolution 2012.226, establishing the Lynwood Disaster Relief Fund to support essential services to residents in the event of a large-scale disaster or emergency. The fund is intended to supplement major relief efforts from the Red Cross, FEMA and other government agencies.
At the request of Council Member Morton, ICFA contributed $5,000 to the newly formed Lynwood Disaster Relief Fund.
“It has always been a part of our on-going mission to support our member cities,” said ICFA President Mike McCormick. “After watching the devastation of the east coast last December, we were happy to support Council Member Morton’s move to be more prepared should a natural disaster strike California.”