To anyone who has applied to the Lake County Fire Relief Fund: NCO is working as quickly as possible to disburse these funds. Over 800 applications have been received (and more coming in every day) that all require sorting, documenting, and address/damage verification, so it will take some time. There are a lot of e-mails and calls asking about the status of applications, which is totally understandable but also time consuming to respond to. Please be patient and trust that your application will be reviewed soon, with aid coming as quickly as possible. If by October 8 you have not received a phone call, e-mail, or letter in the mail, check back in with us. Thank you.