Monday, January 30, 2006

Financial Assistance for Flood Victims

I wish I could report that we have heard about the Federal declaration for FEMA funding but there is still not word. In the meantime, we received a press release from Assemblymember Joe Nation, which provides referrals to financial institutions that have stepped forward to offer assistance to flood victims. The following institutions are offering short-term financial assistance in the form of loans at favorable rates to individuals and businesses affected by storm damage:
Redwood Credit Union, (707) 576-5436, for small businesses
Vineyard Bank, (877) 484-6392, for small businesses
Wells Fargo Bank, (800) 869-3557, credit lines and home equity, and business loans
Bank of America, (800) 831-5586, credit lines and home equity, and business loans, access to time deposits and IRAs without penalty
Exchange Bank, (707) 823-3800, for small businesses
Luther Burbank Savings, (707) 523-9746, for individuals and small businesses