SBA rep to visit Cassville

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On Thursday, a representative of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available in Cassville to answer questions regarding disaster assistance.

According to information released by SBA, Barry County residences and businesses damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, hail, high winds, heavy rain or flooding between Feb. 28 and March 1 could be eligible for assistance.

"The SBA is strongly committed to providing Missourians with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans and help finance recovery for residents and businesses affected by the disaster," said Karen G. Mills, SBA administrator. "Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."

Home disaster loans, business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans are available through SBA. Home disaster loans are available to homeowners and renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate or personal property, including automobiles.

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is May 14.

Kevin Wynne, SBA public information officer, will be available at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office, located at 504 Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

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