Recovery Center in Jefferson County to Close June 6; Re-Opens June 7 as an SBA Center

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Release date: 
June 4, 2014
Release Number: 
NR-025

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Disaster Recovery Center at Lawson State Community College in Jefferson County will re-open as an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the same location on Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m. The Center will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, then, Monday through Thursday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The SBA Center will have both SBA and FEMA staff on hand.

The Disaster Recovery Center is located at Lawson State Community College, 1100 Ninth Ave. SW, Bessemer, AL. The Recovery Center will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, June 6.

After the center closes, survivors will still be able to contact FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone at m.fema.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362; TTY 800-462-7585.  Multilingual operators are available. Survivors may also visit any of the open Recovery Centers.

The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is July 1, 2014.

Recovery Centers in Alabama are currently open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the following locations:

Baldwin County

  • Elberta Town Hall,10352 Main St., Elberta, AL 36530
  • Fairhope Civic Center (Delchamps Room), 161 North Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532

Jefferson County:

  • Maurice C. West Community Center, 171 Second St. SW, Graysville, AL 35073
  • Lawson State Community College, 1100 Ninth Ave. SW, Bessemer, AL 35022
    (An SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center opens Sat., June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Thu., June 12.)

Limestone County:

  • Ripley Woodmen of the World Hall, 11281 Ripley Road, Athens, AL 35611

Mobile County:

  • Old Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center, 4851 Museum Dr., Mobile, AL 36608

The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations to repair or replace uncompensated losses. The SBA may lend up to $200,000 to repair or replace homes and up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.

Loans to businesses, including non-profits are available up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged real estate, and other business assets.  Eligible businesses and non-profits can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. The deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is February 2, 2015.

Last Updated: 
June 4, 2014 - 17:16
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