I’ve got five N.O.ers at my house, two adults, two kiddos, and a dog. So far so good. Their eldest and my boy have already bonded over an elaborate game of two-man hide and seek whose rules and objectives I still don’t understand. The dog is the sweetest I’ve ever met and hasn’t barked even once.
Then there is Phyllis and Roosevelt Williams. They took in 19 strangers. They’ll need some help. For them and others like them:
Do you know anyone in Texas who is an evacuee from any of the three states of Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama? If so, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services will give them 2 months worth of Food Stamps with no questions asked. All they need to show is a driver’s license. This agency will also give you information and locations where they can receive FREE GAS. Also, if you are housing anyone from one of these states you can call FEMA at (800) 621-3362 file a claim and receive assistance for your help. This is valid information directly from TDHHS. Please find below the site to find a location near you http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/.
UPDATE TO POST: Forgive me. The above is a hoax e-mail that has been circulating. A FBvian corrects it:
I got that email too… but check out the link at the bottom, that leads you to the TX Dept of State Health website that has the following info:
Bogus food stamps/gasoline e-mail
An e-mail is being circulated that indicates that food stamps and free gasoline for Hurricane Katrina evacuees are available from or through the “Texas Department of Health and Human Services.”
The e-mail is bogus.
However, hurricane evacuees wanting accurate information about food stamps availability may call the 2-1-1 information service or 1-888-312-4567.
Some versions of the e-mail include the Web address for the former Texas Department of Health, now part of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The food stamps program is administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Neither agency is supplying free gasoline.