U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans
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The Small Business Administration offers special low-interest disaster loans to individuals, families and businesses who have suffered disaster-related losses.
When there is a federally declared disaster and the president approves the Individuals and Households Program for an area, that declaration automatically includes the ability for businesses and individuals to apply for special low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans
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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