We want to help connect those who want to assist others who need help. This page contains a list of places where you can donate or volunteer. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to all the victims of natural disasters in Obion County and their families.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Obion County, Tennessee, Affected by the Recent Floods

Tennessee businesses and residents affected by the August 3-4 floods in Obion County, Tennessee, are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Disaster Loans available:

  • Business Physical Disaster Loans - Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery, and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) - Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
  • Home Disaster Loans - Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.

Assistance and apply

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Obion County Obion Public Library
1221 E. Reelfont Ave. Union City, TN 38261

Monday - Friday, 9 am to 6 pm.
Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed: Sundays
Permanently Closes: Friday, Sept. 22 and will only be open from 9 am to 4 pm this day.

The TN 20002 Disaster Declaration physical damage application deadline remains open through November 6th, 2023, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application deadline is June 5th, 2024.

Customer Service Representatives will be available at the DLOC to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

Completed applications should be mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155

Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at https://lending.sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. 

Download SBA Fact Sheet

Download SBA Disaster Assistance Press Release

Small Businesses Assistance

If your business sustained damages from the recent flood, don't hesitate to contact Landy Fuqua, Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, for guidance. While funds may not be available, Landy can assist and offer valuable information.

Information on preparing for emergencies can be found here: sba.gov/prepare
Mitigation assistance can be seen here: sba.gov/mitigation

For complete information on U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, please visit our website at SBA.Gov.

Landy Fuqua, MBA, TCEcD
Director Tennessee Small Business Development Center
UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (REED) Center
240 South Lindell Street
Martin, TN 38237
Ph: (731) 587-7333

Relief for victims of the flood through Beulah Baptist Association

If you are a victim of the recent flood and need any assistance, please stop by the Beulah Baptist Association Office at 2126 W. Reelfoot Avenue, Union City, Tennessee 38261, to fill out in-take forms. Our office will receive in-take forms from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday. The deadline to fill out an in-take form is Thursday, August 24th.

Would you like to donate?
Donations can also be turned in at the Beulah Baptist Association Office.

Would you like to volunteer?
Those who wish to volunteer to help with flood victim relief can also report to the Beulah Baptist Association Office.

For any additional information, please call 731-885-2151.

Food, Clothing, Toiletries:

Samburg Assembly of God
253 N. Reelfoot Avenue Hornbeak, TN 38232

Calvary Independent Baptist Church
6665 Push Road Hornbeak, TN
Call Pastor Carl Southerland for more info at 731-697-3209

Macedonia Baptist Church
5209 Macedonia Road Kenton, TN
Giving away clothing & tarps for homes

First Baptist Kenton
204 S. Poplar Street Kenton, TN
Giving away clothing, supplies, and meals


American Red Cross Shelter
First Baptist Church
204 S. Poplar Street Kenton, TN 38233

Monetary Donations:

Obion County Tornado Relief Fund through the Obion County Fair Association
Donate by stopping by:
Security Bank & Trust Co. in Union City, TN
Use Confirmation #57
Or by donating online by clicking HERE.

Samburg Relief Fund
Stop by Security Bank locations to donate

Toys for Tornado Victims
Gofundme created by the Leadership of Tennessee REALTORS® with the goal of raising $30,000 to fill a semi-truck with toys.
Click here to donate!

United Way of Obion County Disaster Relief Fund
Call Michelle at 731-446-2891

Kenton Disaster Relief Fund

The American Red Cross

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief:

Click here to learn more about SBA 

Tennessee SBA Flyer (PDF)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) TENNESSEE Declaration 17310 Fact Sheet (PDF)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) KENTUCKY Declaration 17286 Fact Sheet (PDF)

SBA NEWS RELEASE - Deadline Reminder for Tennessee  (PDF)

SBA Closes Business Recovery Center in Obion County; Weakley County Business Recovery Center Temporarily Closes (PDF)

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center to Assist Kentucky and Tennesee Businesses Affected by Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding and Tornadoes (PDF)

Asistencia por Desastres a Dueños de Negocios y Residentes de Kentucky y Tennessee Afectados por las severas tormentas, vientos cortantes, inundaciones y tornados (PDF)