For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, victims must first call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at (800) 621-FEMA (3362). As soon as Federal-State Disaster Recovery Centers are opened throughout the affected area, SBA will provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants. Additional information and details on the location of disaster recovery centers is available by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.
· The Oklahoma athletics department is advising all fans that the best way to help with the Moore tornado relief effort is to text RED CROSS to 90999 to give $10 or go online to make a donation at RedCross.org.
The OU Athletics Department is working in conjunction with local agencies to lend support to the many Oklahomans who have been affected by the recent tragic weather events.
“Our prayers go out to the many families devastated by this tragedy,” OU football coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. “Any loss of life is terrible, but it’s even more heartbreaking any time you know that children were among those who perished or were seriously injured.
“It’s going to be a long-term effort to get everyone back on their feet in all of the communities that have been impacted across Oklahoma. We have to do all that we can to help our neighbors in this time of need. The easiest way to help is through the Red Cross, who has resources in places to help the people who need it most. Make sure to designate your gift for the Oklahoma disaster relief efforts.”