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

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

Dallas County Animal Response Team
214-653-7980 departments/hsem/cart.php

Children’s Services 

World Vision North Texas

Disaster Services 

First United Methodist Church of Garland

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
972-437-9950 tornado-updates

American Red Cross
214_678-4800 l/texas/north-texas/about- us/locations/dallas-fort- worth.html

Adventist Community Services
817-641- 7679

Metrocrest Social Services

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

United Methodist Church- North Texas Conference
972-526-5000 or 800-815-6690

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.

Emotional/Spiritual Care 

Victim Relief Ministries

Tree/Limb Removal Assistance

Texas Baptist Men

Volunteer Recruitment/Services 

214-826-6767 ndex.html

St. Vincent De Paul

The Salvation Army
214-637-8100 or 817-344-1820

Islamic Relief

Food Assistance 

North Texas Food Bank

General Resource Referral 

Community Council of Greater Dallas & 2-1-1 1-1

Senior Adult Services 

The Senior Source