The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida counties has partnered with Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation for a $50,000 grant for local flood victims. Rising Phoenix helps people prepare and recover from natural and man-made disasters. The company has responded to numerous floods, hurricanes and earthquakes throughout the U.S. and its territories. About a year ago they created a fund that gives back to communities affected by disasters.
Rising Phoenix also does contracting for New York State and FEMA but, they wanted to more for the residents affected by the flood in Herkimer and Oneida counties. They will match every donation given towards the flood relief grant, with hopes of reaching $100,000. More information on assistance or donating can be found at www.foundationshoc.org.