Emergency food stamps for eligible Ik...

Emergency food stamps for eligible Ike victims

There are 20 comments on the KDBC story from Sep 16, 2008, titled Emergency food stamps for eligible Ike victims. In it, KDBC reports that:

Emergency food stamps will be available to Hurricane Ike victims who qualify. The Health and Human Services Commission on Tuesday announced the emergency benefits will automatically replace food stamps for ...

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Krista

Dallas, TX

#1 Sep 18, 2008
How do you apply to see if you are eligible??
Angee

Houston, TX

#2 Sep 19, 2008
We all lost all our food. Why can't everyone receive vouchers. It shouldn't matter how much money you make because we are in a disater area.

Someone need to take a closer look at this and get help for all of us that need it.
Paid Liberal Blogger

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Sep 19, 2008
Angee wrote:
We all lost all our food. Why can't everyone receive vouchers. It shouldn't matter how much money you make because we are in a disater area.
Someone need to take a closer look at this and get help for all of us that need it.
how bad can you need it? your sitting here typing on a computer........how are getting power?, the old fred flinstone foot pedaling action
sylvia

Spring, TX

#5 Sep 19, 2008
Paid Liberal Blogger wrote:
<quoted text>how bad can you need it? your sitting here typing on a computer........how are getting power?, the old fred flinstone foot pedaling action
it's called wireless internet on a low battery (laptop) plugged to a gas station or computer at a LIBRARY. as for me, im running a cord from my neigbors house trying to apply for assistance cause im running out of gas money. Good thing you dont live here and people with a heart do.enjoy your ice tea in the a/c doodlin on the net to pass time. think about me when i'm hanging my ids clothes outside to dry.may god have compassion on you, regardless of the hole within!
Pj Polk County

United States

#6 Sep 20, 2008
sylvia wrote:
<quoted text>
it's called wireless internet on a low battery (laptop) plugged to a gas station or computer at a LIBRARY. as for me, im running a cord from my neigbors house trying to apply for assistance cause im running out of gas money. Good thing you dont live here and people with a heart do.enjoy your ice tea in the a/c doodlin on the net to pass time. think about me when i'm hanging my ids clothes outside to dry.may god have compassion on you, regardless of the hole within!
Slyvia that was very nicely worded and I agree with you. My mother makes less than I do and I am doing good to bring home 1,000 a month, and she and I both are trying to get food vouchers. Money is not falling of the trees, unlike the branches that still occassionaly are coming down. She just now got power and the only way I am online is during my break at work. This is the only way I can try and apply for help because phone service is still spotting along with water service.
Pj Polk County

United States

#7 Sep 20, 2008
I am in Livingston area by the way. I don't know why it didn't show up as to where I was in Texas.
sc shepherd

Leesville, LA

#8 Sep 21, 2008
Please, I ask everyone to ignore the stupid paid liberal blogger from boca retardo florida!

They obviously don't have enough common sense to know that Texans help Texans. If you find power somewhere, people in Tx. share. We also have batteries here in Tx. and laptops.

I would have thought that all Americans would be pulling for their fellow Americans in time of need!?? Obviously, that Liberal needs to fly on down to Cuba and stay! Maybe the next Hurricane will open their eyes!!!
Brad

United States

#9 Sep 21, 2008
I dont know if i would qualify. I am a student at UH and I pay for everything on my own. My parents dont pay anything. During Ike, my job was closed and has been closed for a week and half. I work on tips and I had to use up the rest of my savings for gas and rent/bills. Would i qualify for food stamps. I know other people need them more than i do but i could really use them.
Denice

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2008
I thinks that everyone that in Texan that got hit by the hurricane should get food stamps. As for the ass from florida,wait until something come up there.
Bubba

Slidell, LA

#11 Sep 21, 2008
Paid Liberal Blogger wrote:
<quoted text>how bad can you need it? your sitting here typing on a computer........how are getting power?, the old fred flinstone foot pedaling action
Troll, this poster is a troll ignore it, it has no real brain, no heart, only complains and bashes.
Northbound Traveler

Haskell, OK

#12 Sep 21, 2008
Brad wrote:
I dont know if i would qualify. I am a student at UH and I pay for everything on my own. My parents dont pay anything. During Ike, my job was closed and has been closed for a week and half. I work on tips and I had to use up the rest of my savings for gas and rent/bills. Would i qualify for food stamps. I know other people need them more than i do but i could really use them.
I encourage you to try for food stamps. Also, I heard something about help for those who have lost their jobs (even temporarily) getting unemployment help - you might want to try there as well. After all, you are not asking for help permanently, just til you get back on your feet from Ike troubles.
Good Luck!
Chris in Willis Tx

Conroe, TX

#13 Sep 22, 2008
How do you apply for emergency food stamps when the phone is always busy
Ms Smith Huntsville TX

Huntsville, TX

#14 Sep 22, 2008
Single mom w/2 kids lost didn't lose my food cuz I had a generator but spent money running it AND fed my neighbors who lost all their food. I'm not even going to pretend I can get assistance as I make $100 over the limit HAHA It should be mandatory, if you live in a disaster area you get assistance PERIOD!!!! It is sooo aggravating. Rich get richer, poor get richer and the middle class well, who really cares right?! I DO!
Paid Liberal Blogger

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Sep 22, 2008
sylvia wrote:
<quoted text>
it's called wireless internet on a low battery (laptop) plugged to a gas station or computer at a LIBRARY. as for me, im running a cord from my neigbors house trying to apply for assistance cause im running out of gas money. Good thing you dont live here and people with a heart do.enjoy your ice tea in the a/c doodlin on the net to pass time. think about me when i'm hanging my ids clothes outside to dry.may god have compassion on you, regardless of the hole within!
oh please get off your pedastal already.........i live in florida and went thru 4 hurricanes in 1 year, never was i on the computer afterwards........although it wouild have been nice
Whos the Traitor

Fredericksburg, VA

#16 Sep 22, 2008
Ike evacuation:'Hurricane amnesty' to help Gulf's illegal immigrants
But increased raids this past year mean that many undocumented may choose to stay in the storm zone.
By Patrik Jonsson | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor from the September 12, 2008

Atlanta - As up to a million Texans flee the wind and rain of hurricane Ike, the federal government has imposed a "hurricane amnesty" for the state's estimated 1.6 million unauthorized immigrants.

That means no ID checks at shelters, no border patrol checkpoints, no Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents scouring the highways, says Dan Martinez, spokesman for the Austin-based Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He calls the massive evacuation a "humanitarian mission" to save lives ahead of what may become an 18-foot storm surge pushing against the vulnerable continental shelf of Texas.

Such assurances would normally be enough to convince the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in seven coastal counties to get their families out of harm's way, says Frank Bean, director of the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy at the University of California in Irvine.

But with the intensification of crackdowns and raids in recent years, evacuation may prove a tough sell to some Hispanics in the storm's path.

"There's a contradiction here – the government is between a rock and a hard spot," says David McEntire, an emergency response expert at the University of North Texas in Denton. "They want to enforce immigration laws, and another priority is to protect people and save lives. It's not going to be an easy task to reconcile them."

As mandatory evacuations begin today, the Red Cross has begun handing out leaflets across the region, informing illegal residents of the amnesty. Harris County officials have also informed Mexican Consulate General in Houston of the amnesty to help get the message out.

But in some areas, local emergency officials have not targeted the Hispanic community specifically. For one, authorities say they don't have a good handle on the exact number of undocumented workers living in the storm zone. "We know there's a significant number," says Marco Bracamontes, a Harris County spokesman.

In nearby Matagorda County, emergency officials are equally unsure. "I don't know how many are here," says James Gibson, a Matagorda County commissioner.

In Brazoria County, where the coastal city of Freeport could take the brunt of the hurricane, officials have told everybody to get out but haven't done any special outreach to undocumented communities.

"We've done just about all we can do," says Marie Beth Jones, a spokeswoman for the county. "If they decide to stay, there's not a whole lot we can do about it."
Whos the Traitor

Fredericksburg, VA

#17 Sep 22, 2008
The Bush administration stepped up immigration enforcement in the US interior in part to assure opponents of immigration reform that laws will be enforced, says Mr. Bean. The idea has been to win support for a political solution to how to deal with the up to 20 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, most of them from Central and South America. About 14 percent of them are believed to live in Texas.

Nationwide, ICE has stepped up its enforcement, making some 3,900 immigration arrests and 1,000 criminal arrests in the past 10 months. Texas has been the site of several major ICE raids, including the Swift and Company raids in 2006.

Whatever political advantage that tactic might have – so far, no comprehensive immigration reform has been passed – it's resulted in a "chilling effect" on the willingness of illegal workers to come out in the open, says Bean. The extension of immigration control powers to local police forces is also playing into growing fear in the undocumented community.

More critically, the government has also sent mixed messages about storm evacuations. While Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in May that illegals who evacuate won't be targeted by federal authorities, a vanload of illegal workers who fled the Rio Grande Valley ahead of hurricane Dolly this summer were stopped and apprehended by the border patrol. According to the patrol, as no mandatory evacuation orders were given, checkpoints stayed open.

"There's definitely a trust issue," says emergency response expert Mr. McEntire.

Meanwhile, emergency officials are hammering home the point that politics and fear should not be playing into evacuation efforts for a storm that has the potential of shaping up much like the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas, and killed 6,000 Americans.

"I would hope very strongly, and I suspect, that all people are more interested in their family's safety than whether or not an ID might be checked somewhere along the line," says Joe Stinebaker, a spokesman for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who ordered a mandatory coastal evacuation of some 60,000 people at noon on Thursday. "Nobody has any interest in using this as a law enforcement round up. This is an attempt to save lives and avoid catastrophe."

AMERICANS FIRST!!!!!!!!!!
Nancy Beaumont Tx

Port Neches, TX

#18 Sep 23, 2008
Try honey, the worst they can tell you is no. Also, call 211 from your cell phone (if you have one) and get the number for emergency umemployment for the dates you were not able to go to work. We are in the same boat. Our business had the roof blown off, no building means no income. God bless and good luck. N.=)
Brad wrote:
I dont know if i would qualify. I am a student at UH and I pay for everything on my own. My parents dont pay anything. During Ike, my job was closed and has been closed for a week and half. I work on tips and I had to use up the rest of my savings for gas and rent/bills. Would i qualify for food stamps. I know other people need them more than i do but i could really use them.
melisa

New Orleans, LA

#19 Oct 9, 2008
i think all should recieve it ..i agree shouldnt be by what u make thats bull... also another thing took us all forever to come back and what we still have nuttin we use all our money on things for these hurricane and my husband still not in work and with 4 lil ones that aint good and fema wont help that bull as well...god bless all and hope go well

Since: Aug 08

Beaumont, TX

#20 Oct 9, 2008
Paid Liberal Blogger wrote:
<quoted text>how bad can you need it? your sitting here typing on a computer........how are getting power?, the old fred flinstone foot pedaling action
I have a question for you, did you agree with Katrina victims getting their FEMA card?
girkly

Houston, TX

#21 Oct 9, 2008
hry

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