No More In Person Help on Fort Myers Beach after April 13

The Disaster Recovery center at Beach Baptist Church on Fort Myers Beach will officially end operations on Thursday, April 13 according to the U.S Small Business Association (SBA). The center will be open normal hours, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. till then. The Beach Baptist Church is located at 130 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach.

“We are still seeing survivors who need help with the disaster recovery process.” says Tauheedah Mateen, public relations specialist with the Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience.

SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns; preserve free competitive enterprise; and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Since Its founding, SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Those still in need of services can call FEMA Disaster Assistance 1-800-621-3362 or visit the website at If you need help with an SBA application, call 800-659-2955 or email

Tauheedah Mateen is available to answer any SBA related questions at (404) 331-0333 or via email at

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

 The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit