PRESS RELEASE – LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR L.A. COUNTY FIRE VICTIMS SET TO OPEN IN ACTON AND SYLMAR ON 9/17/09
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Contact: Ken Kondo (213) 792-5128
LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR L.A. COUNTY FIRE VICTIMS TO OPEN ON THU., SEPT. 17 IN ACTON AND SYLMAR
LOS ANGELES (Tue., Sept. 15, 2009) – The Los Angeles County Operational Area in coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) will open Local Assistance Centers (LACs) for the Los Angeles County fire victims in Acton and Sylmar beginning on Thu., Sept. 17. The LACs will serve as a one-stop source for disaster relief services, including information on how to replace records lost in the fire, file insurance claims and apply for assistance. The centers will provide a single place for the victims of the wildfires to receive help and get them on the road to recovery.
The Local Assistance Center in Acton will be open for one day only on Sept. 17 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.).
Acton Community Center
3748 Nickels Ave.
Acton, CA 93510
The Local Assistance Center in Sylmar is scheduled to be open for approximately one week beginning on Sept. 17. The days and hours of operations:
Weekdays (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Sat. (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sun. (Closed).
The days and hours may be subject to change.
L.A. County Veterans Memorial Community Regional Park
13000 Sayre St.
Sylmar, CA 91342
LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR L.A. COUNTY FIRE VICTIMS
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a State of Emergency proclamation for Los Angeles County on Aug. 28 due the various wildfires. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency on Sept. 1. The U.S. Small Business Administration issued an Administrative Declaration of Disaster on Sept. 15. The declaration and proclamations will provide various disaster recovery programs for individuals, families and businesses. The following is a list of participating Federal, State, and County departments, agencies, and non-profit organizations invited to be on-site:
FEDERAL: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) STATE: California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) California Veterans Affairs Department of Health Services Department of Insurance Department of Motor Vehicles Department of Public Health Vital Records Department of Public Social Services Employment Development Department Insurance Commission State Board of Equalization State Consumer Affairs State Contractor’s License Board State Franchise Tax Board
COUNTY: Assessor’s Office Consumer Affairs Department of Community & Senior Services (CSS) Department of Health Services (DHS) Department of Public Health (DPH) Department of Mental Health (DMH) Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Department of Public Works – Building Safety (DPW) Environmental Health
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS American Red Cross Emergency Network Los Angeles (ENLA) 211 LA County Salvation Army Tzu Chi Foundation
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