The Board's method of operation for coordinating the appeal once a formal announcement has been made is as follows:
||Direct liaison occurs with the local government of the district or districts affected.
The local committee is made up of local government, community representatives, lead combat authority representatives and local state government representatives.
This committee works with the community in question and acts as a communication line to the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund Board. They follow set Board guidelines, pass claims to the Board, and also with their local knowledge, make recommendations on disbursement. The Board then makes a final determination on disbursement of funds.