Harford Digest

Harford Digest

October 05, 2003

County businesses hit by Isabel may be eligible for help

Businesses in Harford County affected by Tropical Storm Isabel may be eligible for up to $1.5 million in assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Any business in Harford that has disaster damage may apply for a loan to help repair or replace property. Information about assistance from the administration can be found on its Web site, www.sba.gov.

In Harford County, businesses can contact the Small Business Development Center at Harford Community College, 410-836- 4237. The center can provide recovery planning for businesses, counseling and door-to-door visits.

The financial specialist at the Harford County Office of Economic Development, 410-638- 3059, is also available to answer questions and provide support.

Multiple Sclerosis Society seeks vehicle donations

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, is accepting donations of cars, trucks, trailers and motorcycles. The Autos-4-MS program includes free towing.

To donate a vehicle to the National MS Society: 800-FIGHT- MS, or www.autos4ms.org.

Special Olympics orientation slated Nov. 14 in Bel Air

An orientation session for parents, coaches and all others interested in Special Olympics in Harford County will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the William N. McFaul Activities Center, 525 MacPhail Road, Bel Air.

Registration: 410-638-4899.

Bel Air restaurant to aid police activities league

The Maryland State Police Activities League will receive 15 percent of all receipts generated by participating customers Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at Cactus Willie's Restaurant Steak and Bakery at Harford Mall in Bel Air. Proceeds will be used for construction of a gymnasium at Edgewood Recreation and Community Center, 1980 Brookside Drive.

Participating lunch and dinner patrons must identify themselves to the restaurant cashier as supporters of the league when paying the bill.

Information: Lisa Emge, 410-612-1606.

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