Houses of Worship May Be Eligible for FEMA Help

BATON ROUGE, La.— Qualifying houses of worship in Louisiana may be eligible for FEMA grants to cover hurricane-related expenses.   Grants through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program can cover costs to repair or replace facilities damaged during a disaster. The program is funded by FEMA and administered through the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness...

6 Kid-Friendly Ways Families Can Volunteer Virtually

For the last 30 years, communities nationwide have gathered for National Family Volunteer Day on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to introduce children to volunteering and teach them valuable lessons about compassion and caring. This year, the needs are greater than ever before – and families are looking for ways to keep kids engaged in their community while observing safe behaviors during...

Understand Citizenship Requirements for FEMA Assistance

Baton Rouge, LA --As survivors recover from the two Louisiana hurricanes, and since the deadline for registering with FEMA for assistance after Hurricane Laura is Oct 27, some people might have avoided seeking help since they are unsure of whether U.S. citizenship is required. Here are the rules: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or...

Renters May Apply for Federal Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The FEMA Individuals and Housing Program is available to all eligible renters and homeowners in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties, which are covered in the Oct. 16, 2020, federal disaster declaration. Federal monetary awards may help pay for temporary housing and other needs not covered by insurance. The initial...