Wharton event set for Tuesday for zero-interest Harvey recovery loans WHARTON — Area businesses may qualify for zero-interest loans to overcome financial loss and damages from Hurricane Harvey. The loan application should take about 10 minutes or less to complete at an event planned for this coming Tuesday. It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Wharton County Junior College’s LeDieu Technology Center, 911 E. Boling Highway. Experts will be on hand to explain the program and guide applicants through the process. Loans can be as much as $25,000.To facilitate the process, applicants should bring: last three bank statements, a copy of a photo identification like a driver license, and copies of 2016 and 2017 tax returns.
In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm, becoming one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history. The LiftFund small business recovery loans will help Texas small businesses regain their footing, repair property damage and make up for other substantial losses. LiftFund is partnering with the Wharton Chamber Small Business Relief Fund to make the loans available here. Goldman Sachs — through its the 10,000 Small Businesses program — and the Rebuild Texas fund, are providing $7 million to LiftFund to assist Texas small business owners in the recovery and rebuilding of their operations following the catastrophic storm. Rebuild Texas is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Office of the Texas Governor’s OneStar Foundation. Businesses can contact LiftFund at (888) 215-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.