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Business Recovery Resources

by Guest Contributer on 2020-09-21T13:52:07-07:00 in Business | Comments

As business owners come together to support one another and their communities, the Library is here to connect everyone with information, ideas, and one another. The current and recent fires have incurred further need for communities to support one another at deeper levels than we are accustomed to, and so many are stepping up to meet one another's needs. The resources below were curated to respond to the immediate needs of those affected by the fires, and to share the ways more fortunate people can help. 

Just as the news cycle starts with individuals, so does the funding cycle. There is currently not a source of business recovery funding beyond the funds that individuals have begun establishing. When funding opportunities become available, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the JCLS Business Librarian, Elanna Erhardt, will share this information. For now, and over the next few weeks, we can all work toward ensuring that our communities have shelter, food, clothing, and promise of a return to stability. 

The best way we can navigate recovery is to work together, and support one another with care, compassion, and creative thinking. The most difficult times often shine a light on how our creative resourcefulness strengthens our bonds. 

Small Business Development Center 
Assistance for business owners to develop plans for next steps in rebuilding. The SBDC will provide information about local and national resources as they develop.   
JCLS Business Librarian
Business Fire Damage Resources & Recovery Guide  
Assistance finding updated information as resources develop. Ms. Erhardt is researching resources daily to maintain up-to-date and accurate awareness of what is available and where. The linked guide is updated regularly, and includes an aggregated list of organizations that are providing support, and their contact information. As we progress through stages of disaster recovery, business recovery resources will be added to this list.  

Southern Oregon Fire Help  
Has a developing list of locations that are collecting and distributing donations. This website also contains tabs to find sources of specific resources such as shelter, food, clothing, free meals, clothes, and hygiene products.

Provides food, water, clothing and links to local information sources. Their updated information includes reliable media sources for fire spread and containment, community evacuation shelters, organizations and community partners providing assistance, and FEMA government assistance application instructions. 

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