Tickfaw church serving as DSNAP application center

Tickfaw church serving as DSNAP application center

TICKFAW, LA (WVUE) - The Eagle Heights Community Church in Tickfaw is serving the community in a different capacity, doubling as a relief facility where flood victims can apply for food aid.

That support comes as many homes in the area remain unlivable.

Eligibility depends on income and financial assets.

During the March floods, nearly 13,000 flood victims received DSNAP benefits, this time, the number will be larger.

Applications will be taken in groups divided by the first letter of the last name.

People with last names beginning with the letters L-R can apply today. Names S-Z can apply Thursday. On Friday A-K, while L-Z can apply on Saturday.

Today those who were able to walk out with DSNAP cards say they're thankful for the efforts and are looking forward to rebuilding.

Louis Price of Amite said the assistance is allowing him to put his resources toward fixing his house.

"The stores around a really giving us some good deals on material and stuff," Price said. "We're all working together."

Rev. Larry Badon of Amite said he thanks God Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took the time to visit

"Everybody is coming together to get back on their feet," Badon said.

The DSNAP site gates close at 6 p.m.

Additional information about DSNAP locations can be found here.

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