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Disaster Relief

Hurricane, Snowstorm and Disaster Relief Plans

In the wake of Hurricane season, winter snowstorms and increased weather hardships endured by Rensselaer County and the greater Capital Region, the Chamber would like to provide it's members with a list of resources for businesses and individuals who have suffered damages in the past and would like to be prepared in the future.


The U.S. Small Business Administration offers eligible Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) affected by natural disasters the ability to apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website.ready.gov. SBA provides risk plans, disaster 'kits,' and business management resources for organizations in the wake of a natural disaster.

FEMA The Federal Emergency Management Agency

United Way 2-1-1, a free information and refferal call service available 24.7 for disaster relief and other resources.

Credible Twitter accounts to follow for local, national and global news updates:  
  • American Red Cross of Northeastern New York @RedCrossNENY

  • NYS Division of Homeland Secutiy and Emergency Services @DYSDHSES

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency @fema


State Resources:
Business Resources:

What can YOU do to help?

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  • Volunteer: The United Way, American Red Cross and other local organizations are always looking for disaster relief help and clean up assistance.
  • The Bonadio Group offers disaster recovery and insurance claim assistance. For more information please call (518) 464-4080.
  • Be Prepared: Have a crisis communication plan and make sure your family/friends have a plan as well.