A Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster-survivor assistance team will be on hand Sunday to help victims of the Valley fire register for federal assistance.
The team will be at the Hidden Valley Lake Campground from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The campground is at 19234 Hidden Valley Road, Middletown.
Residents also may apply for assistance by calling 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register. Online registration assistance is available on the Disaster Assistance website, www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by using a web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov.
Residents can also call the Small Business Administration’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.
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FEMA’s mission is to support citizens and first-responders to build, sustain and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, recover from and mitigate hazards.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property.
It helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations, according to a news release.