Assistance Information For City Residents That Suffered Losses During the Storms on June 20th & 21st.

Good Afternoon. 

The City of Reading Fire and Rescue Office would like to provide the following information to City residents that suffered losses during the storms on June 20th & 21st.  Please note that this information does NOT relate to losses suffered on any other date.  Efforts are still underway with regard to those storm events.  

Berks County has rec'd a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Declaration for Flash Flooding on June 20 & 21, 2019. A Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will be established at the Township of Spring Fire Department (location and hours of operation below) for any resident affected during this period. Residents can sit down with loan experts to discuss loan options and complete an application, if they desire. 

Also, anyone not available to meet face to face with SBA representatives, applications can be completed online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela (click on “Apply Online”). At the same link, applications (click on “Loan Information”) can also be downloaded and printed for completion at home. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Outreach Center or mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. 

Disaster Location Outreach Center: Berks County
Location: Township of Spring, Fire Department
Address: 2301 Monroe Avenue
Reading, PA 19609
Dates/Hours of Operation
Opening Date:
Thursday, July 25, 11am to 6pm
Friday, July 26, 9am - 6pm
Saturday, July 27, 10am to 2pm
Closed Sunday
Mon, July 29 - Wed. July  9am - 6pm 
Closing Date:  Thursday, August 1, 9am - 4pm


Additional information is attached in the form of a fact sheet.  

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