After a tornado, flood or other type of disaster, you might need a variety of resources. The items below include federal, state and local information.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, SBA representatives will be available at the Dallas County Disaster Loan Outreach Center, located at the Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75220. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline to apply for property damage is Jan. 13, 2020. The deadline to apply for economic injury is Aug. 14, 2020. For more details, read the full announcement from the SBA (pdf).
Richland College is offering tuition-free storm recovery classes in response to the Oct. 20 tornadoes. These free sessions will be offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at the main Richland Campus, 12800 Abrams Rd in Dallas, in Sabine Hall, room SH118. For more information and to register, go to www.richlandcollege.edu/storm-relief.
The Red Cross is offering financial assistance for those impacted by the Oct. 20 tornado. To find out more, visit their website or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
For information about screening contractors or what types of permits might be required for a repair or rebuild project, contact the Garland Building Inspection Department.
The Texas Department of Insurance provides important tips on how to avoid scams and how to navigate the insurance claims process.
The Dallas Builders Association has several tips and resources for those in need of remodeling or rebuilding services.
Many area nonprofits provide services and resources which support disaster recovery. Visit the Garland Area Service Providers website.
For general resources call 2-1-1
SPCA of Texas 214-742-7722
First United Methodist Church of Garland
Adventist Community Services
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
United Methodist Church- North Texas Conference
972-526-5000 or 800-815-6690
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Victim Relief Ministries
Tree/Limb Removal Assistance
Texas Baptist Men
St. Vincent De Paul
North Texas Food Bank
General Resource Referral
Senior Adult Services
The Senior Source