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Media Advisory: Springfield FEMA Recovery Center Transitioning to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center in Springfield will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Wednesday, March 9, except for Sunday when it will be closed. On Thursday, March 10, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same location:

The Library Center

4653 S. Campbell Ave.

Springfield, MO 65810

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Operating Operating hours for the SBA center are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, until further notice.  

SBA customer service representatives will be available to meet individually with business owners and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program, issue applications, help people complete their applications and close their approved disaster loans. 

Following a federally declared disaster, the SBA makes low interest disaster recovery loans to businesses of all sizes, most nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to help them pay for restoring their property and possessions to pre-disaster condition.

Anyone with questions about or who needs to register for FEMA assistance can call the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (800-621-FEMA). The Helpline is staffed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual assistance is available. Individuals and businesses may also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by using the FEMA app for smartphones.

Disaster assistance applicants who are hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 800-621-3362.

 

March 4, 2016

Joint Field Office: Jefferson City, Mo.

DR-4250-MO-MA015News Desk: 573-636-2611

SBA News Desk: 916-200-9813

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For breaking news about flood recovery, follow FEMA Region 7 on Twitter at https://twitter.com/femaregion7 and turn on mobile notifications or visit the FEMA webpages dedicated to this disaster at www.fema.gov/disaster/4250.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

Last updated July 8, 2017