SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Waukesha and Columbia Counties Closing August 29

ATLANTA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Small Business Administration announces today that the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers located in Waukesha and Columbia counties will close Friday, August 29 at the close of business.

The SBA urges homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes that were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on June 5 through July 25, 2008 to visit the Centers before they close. Victims may also visit any of the other remaining Centers to obtain one-on-one assistance with completing and returning their loan application before the filing deadline of September 15.

Victims should not wait to settle with their insurance companies before applying for disaster loan assistance. If a victim does not know how much of their loss will be covered by insurance or other sources, the SBA will consider making a loan for the total loss up to its loan limits, provided the borrower agrees to use insurance proceeds to reduce or repay their SBA loan.

The following SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will close Friday, August 29:

Columbia County
Columbus High School Rm. 115
1164 Farnham Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
Open: Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Waukesha County
Waukesha County Communication Center
1621 Woodburn Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
Open: Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We want to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of Columbus High School in Columbia County, and the Waukesha County Communication Center in Waukesha County,” said Frank Skaggs, Director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. “By providing the facilities for our Disaster Loan Outreach Centers they have helped disaster victims in their community. We deeply appreciate their generosity.”

The following Centers will remain open until further notice:

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers:

Fond du Lac County
U.W. Fond du Lac
400 University Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Open: Mon. – Fri,; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jefferson County
U.W. Extension
864 Collins Road
Jefferson WI 53549
Open: Mon – Fri.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sauk County
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 6th Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959
Open: Mon – Fri; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winnebago County
Oshkosh Seniors Center
200 North Campbell Road
Oshkosh WI 54902
Open: Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Business Recovery Centers:

Fond du Lac County
U.W. Fond du Lac
400 University Ave
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Open: Mon – Fri; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Milwaukee County
Milwaukee Co. Rehab Ctr. City Campus
2711 West Wells
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Open: Mon – Fri; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additionally, all of the above Centers will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2008, and Customer Service Center Hours on Labor Day; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Anyone unable to visit one of the Centers who has registered with FEMA may obtain an application by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing-impaired) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, or by emailing our Customer Service Center at [email protected] Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be returned to any of the Centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX. 76155.

Disaster victims may also apply for disaster loans from SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

The deadline to return physical loan applications is September 15 2008. The deadline for returning economic injury loan applications is March 13, 2009.

For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Programs, visit our website at http://www.sba.gov./

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Source: U.S. Small Business Administration