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Rick Baker to assist in opening of FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration Center

Former mayor Rick Baker, his current boss Bill Edwards and other Baker allies announced Wednesday that they are opening a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration Center from 6-9 p.m.

Baker is running for mayor against incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Volunteers will man the air-conditioned site at 6090 Central Ave. and assist residents registering for disaster relief. The site will also have limited phone charging stations.

Heavy’s Food Truck will also be providing hot food while supplies last, the release stated.

“Rick Baker came to me with a need,” Edwards said. “We were spared the worst of Irma, but people in St. Petersburg are still hurting and in need of assistance. Without power or internet it’s impossible.”

The St. Petersburg Chapter of the NAACP and State Rep. Wengay Newton will also be at the site.

From the release:

Registration is estimated to take approximately twenty minutes and residents need to have the following information to complete the registration application: Social Security Number (SSN)  The primary applicant’s SSN or  The SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien.

Financial information  Family's total gross household income at the time of the disaster.

Contact Information  Address and phone number of damaged dwelling.  Current mailing address and phone numbers where you can be contacted.

Insurance Information  Identify the types of insurance coverage you have.

Electronic Funds Transfer/Direct Deposit Information If you are determined to be eligible for assistance and would prefer funds be transferred directly to your account, you must provide the following banking information:  Institution name  Type of account  Routing and account number If you do not have a formal bank account and routing number, you are still eligible to receive FEMA funds via a traditional mailed check. It may take several weeks for FEMA to process your application. Renters, homeowners and businesses are eligible. If applying for both home and business disaster assistance, complete one registration to cover both.


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