FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FLOOD VICTIMS URGED TO COMPLETE SBA PACKETS
Officials say it is important to complete the loan packet because it will affect the assistance that is offered. The SBA needs to determine if a flood victim can afford a low interest loan and if the applicant can afford it, one will be offered. If the SBA does no approve the loan, the applicant is referred to the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program for consideration.
The application process begins with a call to FEMA’s toll-free telephone number, 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. The deadline to register for assistance is July 5.
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971