All volunteers must register at the Volunteer Resource Center located at Smiths Station Baptist Church. This includes contractors whether paid or unpaid. Paid contractors also require state and municipal business licenses.

Do not allow a paid contractor on your property to provide repairs or clean up if they are not wearing an armband and displaying a permit from the City of Smiths Station.

During this initial phase of disaster relief, we are doing everything we possibly can to keep the potential scammers away.

This prevention method is proving very successful so far and we have received very few reports of those attempting to take advantage of property owners. Continue to stay aware and if you have any suspicions whatsoever, please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Department or City Hall.