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

SBA Administrator Karen Mills to be Joined by American Red Cross President and CEO
Gail McGovern; Mills to Announce a Simplified SBA Disaster Loan Application

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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Contact:
Emily Cain
(202) 205-6948
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news

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