Hurricane Harvey has had a massive impact on the southeastern states, particularly Texas and Louisiana. At RapidAdvance, our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the storms this past week. We want to share two resources that can help business owners recover from natural disasters such as this one. If you or someone you know may be presently impacted by Hurricane Harvey or another disaster, please take a look at these options to take advantage of today.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
FEMA is a great resource to discover what kinds of help are available. Calling the FEMA Helpline can be your first step to see if your area qualifies for disaster relief. From there, they can help refer you to other agencies to provide you with free or low-cost disaster relief assistance. Learn more here.
SBA Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a program specifically designed for small business owners that are the affected by natural disasters. Here, you can apply for assistance in the form of a low-interest loan that can be used to repair or replace items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. This can include real estate, machinery, equipment, personal property, business assets and inventory. To find out more about this program, click here.
Going through a natural disaster can be trying from both a personal and business standpoint. Finding the right resources to help your business and get you the assistance you need can make all the difference.