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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Role of the Rural Economic Development Center in hurricane recovery

Hall describes the Rural Economic Development Center and its basic approach to hurricane recovery. Hall's goals as Center president were to assess the extent of the damage, secure and allocate money, and plan for long-term redevelopment. The Center successfully petitioned the federal and state governments for recovery grants and organized on-the-ground efforts.

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Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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