June 15, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

SBA and American Red Cross Hold Press Call to Highlight Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance


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News Advisory

Release Date:  June 13, 2012

Contact: SBA - Emily Cain (202) 205-6948

Advisory Number: MA12-16

Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Karen Mills and American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern will host a press call to discuss emergency preparedness and disaster assistance on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. EDT.  June is National Hurricane Preparedness month.  Mills and McGovern will discuss ways, including the Red Cross Ready Rating program (www.readyrating.org), in which individuals, families and small businesses can prepare for disasters, among them hurricanes, and apply for disaster loan assistance. Mills also will announce a simplified SBA disaster loan application.    

SBA makes low-interest, taxpayer-backed disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes. More information about the disaster assistance program is available at www.sba.gov/disaster.


WHO:                   Karen Mills, SBA Administrator

                             Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross


WHAT:                Press call to highlight emergency preparedness and disaster assistance 


WHEN:                11 a.m. EDT

                              Monday, June 18, 2012

DIAL-IN:             1-888-621-9649 or 1-617-231-2734

                              Access Code: 410842



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