LOUISIANA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

LOUISIANA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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You are more than welcome to send in information on your on your emergency preparedness events…..
to louisiana@homelesstoindependence.org

Thank you!

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Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free and confidential way to find out about important health and human services programs in your community. Call 2-1-1 for information about health care, help paying rent and utility bills, transportation services, job training, mental health counseling and much more.

GO TO: http://www.232-help.org/index.html

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Denham Springs Residents Invited to Community Recovery Event
Release date:
June 14, 2017
Release Number:
NR- 165

BATON ROUGE, La. — Citizens of Denham Springs are invited to an open house where they will have the unique opportunity to express their own visions for their community’s future. Their ideas will be incorporated into the town’s plan for long-term recovery from last year’s flooding disaster. This event will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 15, in the gym at Denham Springs Junior High, 401 Hatchell Lane.

At the open house, people will visit several stations that represent different areas of community planning. Each station will have a topic board showing ideas that were already collected. Attendees can comment on those ideas, add their own and engage in one-on-one conversations. Cookies, coffee and water will be served.

“Devastation from the flooding has left Denham Springs undefeated, ready to plan for and build a better future,” Gerard Landry, mayor of Denham Springs, said. “Whether it’s more recreational opportunities for children and families, better housing options, improved transportation, attracting more businesses, building a better drainage system or other important options, this is everyone’s chance to be heard and to have their personal visions included.”

This meeting is the first of three. On July 13, citizens will discuss ideas collected at the first meeting. On the August 12 anniversary of the flooding, a list of projects will be handed out; people can vote on the ones they feel are most important.

Those who can’t make the June 15 meeting can still participate by offering their ideas on the DenhamStrong.com website or the Denham Strong Facebook page.

Organizations supporting this gathering include the City of Denham Springs, LA Spirit, Denham Strong team leadership, Restore Louisiana Small Business Loan Program, Restore LA Task Force, Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, Office of Community Development–Disaster Recovery Unit, Capital Region Planning Commission. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be there to answer questions about flood insurance and flood plain management.

Last Updated:
June 14, 2017 – 12:13
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Formidable Footprint – A Community / Neighborhood Exercise

Description The Formidable Footprint exercise series has been developed in accordance with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) protocols. The objective of the exercise series is for CERTs, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Neighborhood Associations, Community / Faith Based Organizations, Citizen Corps, Fire Corps and others to work as a team to become better prepared for the next disaster their community may face. There is NO CHARGE for participation in any of the Formidable Footprint exercises. For additional information or to register for up-coming exercises please access the following web site today: www.FormidableFootprint.org

Dates:

This is a Virtual Event –

Contact Information (Name / Phone / Weblink) Chris Floyd / 850-241-3565 / chrisfloyd@drc-group.com

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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