One Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Outreach Center

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Release date: 
January 11, 2008
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Lacey, Wash. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Belfair (Mason County) will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) and will open Saturday, January 12, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This new location will replace the current Belfair DRC, which is closing at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11.

The DLOC will be located at:

Mason County DLOC
Mason County Fire District #2
460 NE Old Belfair Hwy
Belfair 98528

The DLOC will be open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until further notice.

Two other DLOCs remain open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in King and Snohomish counties:

King County DLOC
North Seattle Community College, Main Building
9600 College Way
Seattle, WA 98103

Snohomish County DLOC
NW Women's Business Center
Everett Community College
2333 Seaway Blvd., Suite 108
Everett, WA 98203

At the DLOC, SBA representatives will continue to provide individuals and business owners with face-to-face service in completing their loan applications, answering questions about SBA's loan program, and explaining how an SBA disaster loan can help pay for their disaster losses. Low interest disaster loans from SBA are available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, non-profit organizations.? Disaster loans from SBA are the primary source of funds for repairing and rebuilding disaster damaged private property.

At the DLOCs, informational materials are also available on Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Individual and Household Program and the Hazard Mitigation Program. FEMA assistance is still only a toll-free call away: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. The lines are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.?

The following DRCs remain open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. until further notice:

Grays Harbor County DRC
Aberdeen Community Center (lower level)
117 E 3rd? Street
Aberdeen WA 98520

Lewis County DRC
Yard Birds Mall, 2nd floor????????
2100 N. National Ave.
Chehalis, WA 98532

Wahkiakum Center DRC
River Street Building, Training Room
25 River Street, Unit D
Cathlamet, WA 98612

DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from state and federal agencies to find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process. People should register with FEMA before coming to the DRC. Some phones and computers are available at the DRCs for those without access.

SBA representatives are at all Disaster Recovery Centers to meet individually with each resident or business owner to answer any questions about SBA's disaster loan program, help them complete
their disaster loan application and accept their completed applications.  Anyone not able to visit a center should call 1-800-659-2955 for SBA assistance or visit the website at

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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