Washington, DC -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), established so that individuals and business owners affected by the August 10-12 flooding in the district may get face to face help with their recovery questions, will temporarily close Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday.
The DRCs will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 4, and operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice. The centers are located at:
Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center
2000 14th St., NW-2nd floor, Community Room
(Corner of 14th and U St.)
Metro stop: U St. & Cardozo - (Green Line)
Harry Thomas Recreation Center
1743 Lincoln Road, NE
Metro stop: Rhode Island stop
4th & Rhode Island Ave. - (Red Line)
Disaster Recovery Center program specialists answer questions about programs, such as temporary housing assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans, and disaster unemployment assistance. While the DRC is staffed by federal and district representatives, it also offers representatives from area volunteer organizations, such as the American Red Cross.
While most assistance offered under government programs covers basic needs only and will not compensate individuals for their entire loss, disaster recovery programs can give a helping hand on the road to recovery.