Recovery Resources

After a tornado, flood or other type of disaster, you might need a variety of resources. The items below include federal, state and local information.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, SBA representatives will be available at the Dallas County Disaster Loan Outreach Center, located at the Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75220. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline to apply for property damage is Jan. 13, 2020. The deadline to apply for economic injury is Aug. 14, 2020. For more details, read the full announcement from the SBA (pdf).

Richland College is offering tuition-free storm recovery classes in response to the Oct. 20 tornadoes. These free sessions will be offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at the main Richland Campus, 12800 Abrams Rd in Dallas, in Sabine Hall, room SH118. For more information and to register, go to www.richlandcollege.edu/storm-relief.

The Red Cross is offering financial assistance for those impacted by the Oct. 20 tornado. To find out more, visit their website or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

For information about screening contractors or what types of permits might be required for a repair or rebuild project, contact the Garland Building Inspection Department.

The Texas Department of Insurance provides important tips on how to avoid scams and how to navigate the insurance claims process. 

The Dallas Builders Association has several tips and resources for those in need of remodeling or rebuilding services. 

Many area nonprofits provide services and resources which support disaster recovery. Visit the Garland Area Service Providers website

For general resources call 2-1-1


Additional Resources


Animal Services 

SPCA of Texas 214-742-7722
https://www.spca.org/

Dallas County Animal Response Team
214-653-7980
https://www.dallascounty.org/ departments/hsem/cart.php

Children’s Services 

World Vision North Texas
972-790-1204
https://www.worldvisionuspro grams.org/north_texas.php

Disaster Services 

First United Methodist Church of Garland
972-272-3471

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
972-437-9950
https://jfsdallas.org/dallas- tornado-updates

American Red Cross
214_678-4800
https://www.redcross.org/loca l/texas/north-texas/about- us/locations/dallas-fort- worth.html

Adventist Community Services
817-641- 7679
https://www.texas-acs.org/

Metrocrest Social Services
972-446-2100
https://www.metrocrestservic es.org/services.php

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
972-680-8869
https://tzuchi.us/offices/dallas

United Methodist Church- North Texas Conference
972-526-5000 or 800-815-6690
https://ntcumc.org/

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
866-223-7500
https://ccdallas.org/

Emotional/Spiritual Care 

Victim Relief Ministries
972-400-1163
https://victimrelief.org/

Tree/Limb Removal Assistance

Texas Baptist Men
214-381-2800
https://tbmtx.org/

Volunteer Recruitment/Services 

VolunteerNow
214-826-6767
http://www.volnow.org/about/i ndex.html

St. Vincent De Paul
202-380-9664
https://svdpdallas.org/

The Salvation Army
214-637-8100 or 817-344-1820
https://www.salvationarmydf w.org/

Islamic Relief
972-424-4479
http://irusa.org/

Food Assistance 

North Texas Food Bank
214-330-1396
https://www.ntfb.org/

General Resource Referral 

Community Council of Greater Dallas & 2-1-1
https://www.ccadvance.org/2- 1-1

Senior Adult Services 

The Senior Source
214-823-5700