Disaster Relief for Southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma

By September 30, 2017Uncategorized

Disaster Relief for Southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma devastated the Southwest Florida area.  High winds and flooding left many in Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral and surrounding areas in financial crisis.  However, there is light at the end of the tunnel.  There are numerous groups in the area that are helping people recover after the storm!  Not only are there organizations that will help you personally get back on your feet, but also provide funding assistance for your business!

 

This blog will focus on several organizations you can reach out to receive assistance.  Most applications can be done online or over the telephone.  Some of these particular programs are time sensitive so be sure to file your application as soon as possible.  Here are a few organizations that can help you after Hurricane Irma.

FEMA otherwise known as the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering disaster assistance via their website or by telephone.  Currently, they are helping in areas like car expenses, medical costs, flood damage, and even lost food in your refrigerator.  These funds are time sensitive so its important to fill out your application ASAP.  You can fill out your FEMA application at Www.DisasterAssistance.Gov or Call 1800 621-3362.

SBA better know as the Small Business administration is offering both businesses and homeowners the opportunity to rebuild at low interests rates.  (Starting at just over 1.6%).  If your business, property, or rental was damaged during the storm, this may be a good option for you.  For more information about the SBA program, you can call 1800 659-2955 or visit their website at www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance

The American Red Cross is providing assistance after Hurricane Irma.  Whether you are in need of food, water, clothing, or shelter, the American Red Cross is here to help!  You can call the American Red Cross at phone number 1866 438-6693

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