Accion Offers Recovery Loans for Businesses Impacted by Wildfires in Colorado
Accion New Mexico • Arizona • Colorado (Accion) is launching a campaign today to support businesses affected by recent and ongoing wildfires in Colorado.
Effective immediately, Accion is offering low-cost fire recovery loans of up to $5,000 to businesses in Archuleta, Boulder, El Paso, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Montezuma, Park, and Teller counties. The loans are interest-free for six months and subject to Accion's standard loan fees. Accion is accepting applications for the fire recovery loans through August 31, 2012.
Accion is also proud to announce the launch today of a fundraising campaign in partnership with Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of popular Internet site Groupon. This campaign will harness Groupon's collective social action power to support Accion's work with small businesses in Colorado counties affected by this summer's wildfires. To donate go to: http://www.groupon.com/deals/grs-accion-colorado-springs.
Business owners who want to learn more or apply for an Accion fire recovery loan should call Accion toll-free at 1-800-508-7624. They can also access Accion's loan application online at www.accionco.org.
Accion is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners fuel income generation, asset creation, employment opportunities and financial success through business ownership. The organization offers business loans between $200 and $300,000, along with training, networking and other support services to clients who own or want to start a business.