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Published on October 8th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Lexington Chamber: Post-Flood Guide for You and Your Business

During all the chaos surrounding the historic flooding that took place this weekend in the Midlands and across the state, we know that it can be hard to get answers.

We hope that these resources will help you now as we rebuild and plan for our present and a stronger future.

How To Help

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center is accepting donations and has the following items available for those in need:

  • Bottled Water
  • Bed sheets, covers and blankets
  • Toothpaste and brushes
  • Diapers
  • Various canned foods
  • Clothing (infant and up) for men and women
  • Toys

Red Cross is accepting donations and volunteers. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999. Red Cross is looking for volunteers to assist in shelter operations and disaster assessment. New volunteers can visit RedCross.org/SC and click on volunteer to start the application process.

Harvest Hope Food Bank is accepting donations and volunteers.

Lexington County to receive federal assistance (Apply Now)

Lexington is one of the South Carolina counties designated to receive federal aid after President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the flooding.

To apply for federal assistance, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.If your business or private, nonprofit organization has suffered physical damage or your small business or private, nonprofit organization of any size has sustained economic injury after a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If your business—regardless of size—is located in the declared disaster area, you may apply for a long-term, low-interest loan to repair or replace damaged property.

Documents and materials needed to begin the application process:
• Social Security number
• Current and pre-disaster address
• A telephone number where you can be contacted
• Insurance information
• Total household annual income
• A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account).
• A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster. Apply now.

Disaster Loan Fact Sheet (via U.S. Small Business Administration)

If your business or private, nonprofit organization has suffered physical damage or your small business or private, nonprofit organization of any size has sustained economic injury after a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If your business—regardless of size—is located in the declared disaster area, you may apply for a long-term, low-interest loan to repair or replace damaged property.

Even if your property was not damaged and you are a small business owner or a private, nonprofit organization, you may apply for a working capital loan from the SBA to relieve the economic injury caused by the disaster. Get the facts

 

 

 

 

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