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).

For information about screening contractors or what types of permits might be required for a repair or rebuild project, contact the Department of Development Office for Ellis County or your City.

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 Waxahachie HelpFinder Website.

For general resources call 2-1-1

Additional Resources

Animal Services

SPCA of Texas

214-742-7722

SPCA Ellis County

972-935-0756

Dallas County Animal Response Team

214-653-7980

Children’s Services 

World Vision North Texas
972-790-1204

Disaster Services 

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
972-437-9950

American Red Cross
214-678-4800

Adventist Community Services
817-641- 7679

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

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
866-223-7500

United Way-West Ellis County

972-723-7520

Emotional/Spiritual Care 

Crisis Response Ministry

469-285-3080

Larry78752@yahoo.com

Victim Relief Ministries
972-400-1163

Tree/Limb Removal Assistance

Texas Baptist Men
214-381-2800 

Team Rubicon USA

Volunteer Recruitment/Services 

VolunteerNow
214-826-6767

St. Vincent De Paul
202-380-9664

The Salvation Army
972-937-7727

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Waxahachie

Ellis County Veterans Services

972-825-5099

Ellsworth C. Huling IV

Food Assistance 

North Texas Food Bank
214-330-1396

Meals on Wheels (Ellis County)

972-351-9943

christine@mowjec.org

General Resource Referral 

Community Council of Greater Dallas & 2-1-1

Senior Adult Services 

The Senior Source

214-823-5700