BRACES and the FPVOAD are actively reaching out to affected individuals and families in our service area. As of 9/11/2012 over 10,000 homes in the area have been identified as needing repairs from damages received as a result of Hurricane Isaac - unfortunately, the assessments are not yet completed so this number will continue to expand. Information on how you can assist can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Urgent need: The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is requesting coffee for their Disaster Response Teams, if you can help contact Tom Long 985-960-2989
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“09.10.12 – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced it will open Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites in Assumption, St. Helena and Washington parishes on Tuesday.
The approval by the USDA brings the total number of parishes currently eligible for the assistance program to 16 — Ascension, Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington. …
These sites will only serve individuals on Tuesday who reside in that parish and have previously been unable to visit a site…
Livingston – Last day to apply
Amvets, 26890 Hwy. 42, Springfield …
St. Tammany –
John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd., Slidell
First Baptist Church, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington …
Serving applicants on Tuesday with last names beginning with D-G: …
St. Helena –
Greensburg Fire Station — Applicants should park at Forest Festival Park on 3rd Street between Hwy 38 and Hwy 43 in Greensburg to be shuttled to the DSNAP site …
Harvest Church, 43052 Yokum Rd., Hammond
Amite Fire Hall — Applicants should park at the Florida Parish Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave. in Amite to be shuttled to the DSNAP site …
American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa
Old Franklinton Elementary School, 902 Cleveland St., Franklinton …
To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP either online at http://www.dcfs.la.gov/preapply<https://dsnap.dss.state.la.us/CustomerPortal/CPLogon.jsp> or http://www.getagameplan.org<http://www.getagameplan.org/> or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.
DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines and are based on an individual’s known or expected income, resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24. For more information on income guidelines visit http://www.dcfs.la.gov<http://www.dss.louisiana.gov/> or call 211…”
To read the full article visit http://www.dcfs.la.gov/index.cfm?md=newsroom&tmp=detail&articleID=467
Kevin Bosarge, LEM
“My job is to get things done. If I have the equipment, materials, and manpower to do it fine!
If I don’t then I have to improvise, adapt to changing circumstances and overcome the problem to reach the objective.”
There is a rumor that FEMA is issuing checks for $300 to everyone effected by Isaac.
Florida Parish VOAD contacted FEMA today to either confirm or deny this rumor. A FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) has stated that FEMA has issued vouchers (usually in the amount of $300) to hotels for those that were displaced by Hurricane Isaac or related flooding through the Rental Assistance Program only. If you did not apply for the Rental Assistance Program you will not receive a check or voucher from FEMA.