07.16.20

Senator David Perdue Shares PPP Success Story At Atlanta Pediatric Therapy

Perdue’s Office Helped Clinic Secure PPP Loan

DORAVILLE, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited Atlanta Pediatric Therapy, a clinic which provides speech, occupational, and physical therapy to children. Senator Perdue met with therapists and toured the facility to learn how they have adapted to teletherapies.

Senator Perdue’s constituent services team assisted in securing Atlanta Pediatric Therapy with a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Initially, the loan application was not approved due to a paperwork discrepancy, and the clinic was unsuccessful in disputing the decision. When Senator Perdue’s team stepped in, the issue was resolved within two days, and funds were disbursed four days later.

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“The Paycheck Protection Program has been a lifeline for so many small businesses across our state, including Atlanta Pediatric Therapy,” said Senator Perdue. “When Mr. Rosero ran into an issue with his PPP loan application, my constituent services team was able to cut through the bureaucracy and help secure much-needed relief for his business. As a result, Atlanta Pediatric Therapy has been able to continue serving its patients, many of whom are children with disabilities. In Georgia alone, over 150,000 small businesses like Atlanta Pediatric Therapy have been saved because of the Paycheck Protection Program. This investment in our small businesses is clearly paying off and will help our economy continue rebounding after this crisis.”

"Thank you Senator Perdue and your team for providing guidance and support in helping Atlanta Pediatric Therapy obtain a PPP loan,” George S. Rosero, CEO, Atlanta Pediatric Therapy. “Obtaining a PPP loan has enabled Atlanta Pediatric Therapy to survive our drastic drop in patient attendance and revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because of the PPP loan program, we were able to keep all of our staff fully employed and not furlough anyone.  Keeping our employees employed has also enabled our patients, who are mostly underserved minority children with disabilities, to continuously receive their prescribed therapy treatments during the pandemic. Our staff and our patients can't thank Senator Perdue enough."  

The Paycheck Protection Program has helped save Georgia jobs and small businesses:

  • $14.3 billion in PPP loans for Georgia small businesses
  • 7.5 million U.S. jobs brought back in last two months
  • 1.5 million Georgia jobs saved
  • 158,000 Georgia small businesses saved
  • 820 lenders making PPP loans in Georgia

Atlanta Pediatric Therapy obtained its PPP loan through Georgia Primary Bank, a community bank in North Atlanta. Small business owners in need of assistance should contact their local bank or visit SBA’s website to find an eligible lender.

Senator Perdue’s team is available to help all Georgians with issues that involve the federal government. If you or someone you know needs assistance during this time, please reach out to Senator Perdue’s offices by phone or email.

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