Residents of California’s 36th Congressional District who lost homes or businesses in the recent wildfires may be eligible for federal assistance. The office of Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is available to assist those affected by damage to homes or businesses with claims to the Small Business Administration.

Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has grants for disaster preparedness and prevention. Qualifying agencies and organizations may contact Ruiz’s office for more information.

“Our office is working tirelessly to ensure that our residents who were affected by the wildfires receive assistance in rebuilding and repair,” said Ruiz. “Please do not hesitate to contact us for help if your home or business was damaged in the recent fires.”

Contact Ruiz’s office at (760) 424-8888, or by e-mail at [email protected].