The invoice, totaling $190,912, relates to Faith Mission’s operation of the Washington County Disaster Service Center in 2020, including the oversight and management of over 100 volunteers. The county will pull funds from its fund balance to pay the invoice and seek reimbursement from FEMA as a COVID-19 disaster expense.
Emergency Management Coordinator Bryan Ruemke praised Faith Mission’s work in providing aid to residents impacted by the pandemic.
The invoice lists aid such as providing medical services and information, emergency purchasing and delivery of food, assistance with payment of utility bills and rent, assistance with claims for services, reassurance calls, education meetings, help with completion of claim documents, and internet registration assistance.
Operations included weekend and evening services, computer systems, software development, information retention and tracking systems, office space and all related services.
In total, the invoice represents 5,091 hours provided by Faith Mission and Disaster Service Center staff in 2020.