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DHR setting up nutrition program for victims of tornado
The Walker County Department of Human Resources will soon be setting up shop at the Parkland Shopping Center in Jasper to accept applications for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program the DHR will operate.
NOTE: It is in the second strip mall close to Guthrie’s Restaurant! They have dozens of workers & are so efficient I could not believe how fast we were in & out. If you lost food due to power outages or wages, they help if your net income is in the $21,000 range annually. ~JP
The program, designed to provide food benefits to people who might not ordinarily qualify for the food assistance program, but have lost income or have losses due to damage from the recent storms, was recently approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
Walker County DHR will be accepting D-SNAP applications Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 801 Parkland Shopping Center, which is located between the Home Accents and Factory Connection stores.
Because about 10,000 individuals are expected to apply for the D-SNAP this week, officials chose the Parkland Shopping Center for the location of the D-SNAP administration facility because of parking available in the vicinity of the establishment.
“Behind Sav-A-Lot there is whole large parking lot people will be able to use,” said Randall Redmill, the director of DHR for Walker County.
Because of the high number of applicants expected to apply for D-SNAP assistance, those who apply are being asked to sign up on the days specified according to the first letter of their last name.
The sign up days are:
Saturday will be a make-up day for those who miss their scheduled application day.
After Saturday, Redmill said area residents will no longer be allowed to qualify for the program. Also, he said applicants may not sign up at the DHR office in Jasper.
“Once the program ends, there is no way to get included,” Redmill said.
To qualify for the benefits, residents of Walker County must apply in person or have an authorized representative apply for them, according to a DHR press release.
Applicants must have disaster damage to their homes, loss of food, expenses related to protecting their homes, or lost income as a result of the disaster. Also, they must meet income limits composed of net household income plus available liquid resources, such as cash.
Also applicants must have been a resident of Walker County on April 27, 2011 to receive assistance locally.
:: Salvation Army Continues Relief Efforts ::
— Giving a $ 300 voucher to each family that received major damage/destruction to homes from tornadoes. Voucher is good for ANYTHING in the store, food bank or furniture warehouse setup up on Elliott Blvd.
— Will be giving gift cards for produce, dairy, meat that are in low supply in our food bank.
— We can help you shop for what you need & can deliver large items to your new residence when that address is available.
— Volunteers will help you connect to other resources if we do not currently have the items you need in our service facilities.
Our prayers are with you as you recover. Call 205-221-7727
FEMA: Facts and fiction – A WAFF 48 News Special Report
In the days and months following April’s deadly tornadoes, many well need help to get back on the road to recovery.
Help for many may come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. There are questions surrounding the filing process and eligibility.
FEMA Spokesman, Don Bolger, answered some commonly asked questions.