What’s been going on with us? 

Immediately after Hurricane Ida swept through the city, the team at Thrive New Orleans started discussions internally and with community partners about how to help individuals and families who have been impacted by the storm. As soon as some of T9’s staff could return to the community center, trucks were arriving with large quantities of necessary goods from across the South. We’re organizing these resources and are eager to distribute them to you.

We’re hosting a drive-up distribution event at Thrive 9th Ward to restore and re-stock our neighbors’ lives: this Saturday, September 18th. 

Where to Apply for Assistance

Low-interest, federal Disaster Loans are available for businesses and households affected by declared disasters – including Hurricane Ida – from the U.S Small Business Administration.

The Small Business Alliance has set up a virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer your questions via phone at 800-659-2955 or via email at FOWCassistance@sba.gov

If you are confident in pursuing this If you are confident in pursuing this opportunity, you may begin your application by registering with FEMA at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 800-621-3362. Next, apply online at www.DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela 

 Louisiana residents – individuals and households – who have been impacted by Hurricane Ida may apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.

The assistance is intended to meet your basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

Before you apply for assistance, below are the steps you need to take to start your recovery process:

1. Take photos of damaged real estate and belongings

2. Make a list of damaged/lost items.

3. Save yourself time. If you have insuranceyou must file a claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, continue to Step Four.

4. Now that you’re ready to apply now for disaster assistance or you would like more information on the types of assistance available, please utilize one of the following methods.


Apply for disaster assistance here: www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ida#apply


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