They lost everything, but loans are now available for some Windsor Green fire victims
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:35:07 GMT —
Loans are now available for Windsor Green condo fire victims. The Small Business Administration is offering the money to people who lived in the 47 units that were uninsured or underinsured.
Representatives met with some of the victims Tuesday, like Calvin and Helen Tyler.
"We had no other options, none. We left with the door key and that was it," said Helen Tyler.
The couple lived at Windsor Green for eight years before the fire took their home.
"The day I left, I left in my car. I left my purse and everything and I was driving around not really knowing where I'm going and it dawned on me when my gas tank was getting low, I didn't have money for gas, I didn't have money for food. We didn't have anything. Absolutely nothing," she said.
For now, the couple is staying in an apartment.
"We are completely starting over from scratch," said Tyler.
So they explained it's nice to know they could have some cash on hand if the Small Business Administration approves their loan.
"When you've lost everything, you don't really know where you're going, what you're going to have to face. It's something good to have in place," said Tyler.
In order to qualify for a loan people with uninsured losses must have an acceptable credit history and they must be able to document their repayment abilities. Calvin said knowing that have each other, they have their strength, enough to know that they can get through this.
"We're stronger together than we are individually so without each other we cease to exist," said Calvin Tyler.
Strength that will help them rebuild after losing everything.
The S.B.A. will continue to meet with victims Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.