City of Lynchburg Disaster Recovery Group (CLDRG)

Who We Are

The City of Lynchburg Disaster Recovery Group (CLDRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within the City of Lynchburg to assist individuals and families as they recover from community disasters. The goal of CLDRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from disasters.

Executive Committee

Chair: Joan Phelps, United Way of Central Virginia
Secretary: Ralph Lawson, American Red Cross
Treasurer: Trey Jones, Salvation Army
​Finance Coordinator: Trey Jones, Salvation Army
Donations Management Coordinator: Brenton Lehman, Gospel Community Church Rivermont
Construction Management Coordinator: TBD
Case Management Coordinator: Denise Crews, Lynchburg Community Action Group (Lyn-CAG)
Volunteer Management Coordinator: TBD
Emotional and Spiritual Care Coordinator: Shawne Farmer, Interfaith Outreach Association
Fiscal Agent Representative: Bill Bodine, Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

For more information or to submit a Member Organization Application, contact Joan Phelps, United Way of Central Virginia, at (434) 455-6906 or

CLDRG Bylaws

Member Organization Application

Selection Criteria for Clients

Case Management Processes & Procedures