DATE: November 16, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Chuck Lanza, Director
Broward County Emergency Management Division
Broward County has partnered with 2-1-1 Broward and the American Red Cross South Florida Region to help residents who were impacted by severe storms and flooding on October 28-31, and who have unmet needs not covered by financial assistance available through U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster loan programs.
Residents who need assistance are encouraged to call 2-1-1 Broward, which is providing community resource information and referrals 24/7, or visit the Essential Services Center co-located with the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Mills Pond Park Community Center, 2201 N.W. Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Representatives from Broward County Human Services Department and the American Red Cross South Florida Region are available to answer questions and provide assistance.
Broward County, American Red Cross and 2-1-1 are working with United Way of Broward County to mitigate impact to the community from the recent storms. Community resources and assistance available to qualifying residents include:
- Rental assistance
- Utility assistance
- Food vouchers
- Replacement furniture
- Home goods
- Disaster case management
For more information on these resources, call 2-1-1. For more information on SBA disaster loan programs, contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit SBA’s website. The Disaster Loan Outreach Center will remain open through November 23.