Leesburg, Fla - An American Red Cross Client Service Center for Lake County will open Monday, October 16 and operate through Wednesday October 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The service center is at the American Red Cross Office, located at 2848 West Main St. in Leesburg.
The office will take applications for financial assistance for Lake County residents whose homes have sustained major damage or have been destroyed. Households qualify if they own their home or rent. Clients must be able to verify their residence and the number of people in the home.
The Red Cross has addresses of damaged homes in Lake County and applicants will be screened against that list. If a household is not on the list, a Red Cross damage assessment team will go out and verify the damage to the home.
This program is through a monetary allotment for major, documented structural damage. The Red Cross will not repair damage or offer relocation services with this program.