Community Health Fair, Apr 27th
Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene and The Medgar Evers Flatbush Beacon Program are holding a health fair including
Free Checkups and Screenings
- Dental Checkup
- High Blood Pressure Testing
- Diabetes Screening
- HIV/AIDS Testing
Time and Location
Saturday April 27
10am to 4pm
Middle School 2
655 Parkside Ave
(Between Rogers and Nostrand)
NAMA Quarterly Resource Meeting - Apr 25
The Nostrand Avenue Merchants Association (NAMA) will be holding their Quarterly Resource Meeting.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7pm - 9pm
1150 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Some useful Holiday Safety Tips courtesy of NYPD Community Affairs office.
As the holiday season gets in to full swing there are some who will look to take advantage of the season. Before venturing out to the stores please read our tips to help ensure your holiday shopping experience is a fun and safe one!
If visiting multiple stores, store your bags in the trunk of your car. If you must store them in the passenger compartment, make every effort to keep them out of sight.
Be aware of loiterers near your vehicle. If you have any question, return to the store and ask to be escorted
Park your vehicle in a well-lit area that is well traveled by fellow-shoppers.
Consider using a credit card and not a debit card when you shop online. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if your credit card is used fraudulently.
Just carry the amount of cash you expect to use when out shopping, thieves are on the look-out for people holding large amounts of money.
Unfortunately, Holidays are also high season for Scam Artists, especially Confidence Artists. A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence by exploiting characteristics of the human psyche. Consumers are typically in a generous mood, and often distracted. Be weary of strangers approaching you asking for something that may ordinarily raise suspicions. A favorite holiday scam involves someone approaching you in a parking lot with a gas can looking to “borrow” some money for gas. Security is better equipped to handle stranded motorists.
Cut up product boxes in to small pieces that fit in to trash or recycling bins. There is no need to advertise all the cool gifts that are now in your home to everyone that passes.
For more information on all of the programs we offer, or for crime prevention and personal safety tips visit our website: http://www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org
I want to thank the speakers, the PLGNA Board and especially the great people of PLG for taking time out to come to the Annual PLGNA Meeting last night. Tim Thomas over at theqatparkside blog wrote a nice summary of the meeting. [link]
We look forward to working with all of you.
If you have any questions about last night’s meeting, please do reach out to us. You’ll find our contact info on the website footer below.
PLGNA Annual Meeting - Mon Dec. 3rd
Monday, December 3rd @ Grace Reformed Church (Lincoln & Bedford)
6:30pm Mix & Mingle
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FEMA Disaster Assistance
Applying for disaster assistance
Call FEMA: 800-621-3362 (TTY for the Deaf: 800-462-7585) The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) Monday through Sunday until further notice.
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Assistance for affected individuals and families can include as required
Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.
Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functional.
Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals.
Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster’s adverse economic impact. This loan in combination with a property loss loan cannot exceed a total of $2 million.
Other relief programs: Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster; income tax assistance for filing casualty losses; advisory assistance for legal, veterans benefits and social security matters.
You will need the following information to complete the registration
Social Security Number
You will be asked to provide your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, your household may still be eligible to receive assistance if there is a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or Qualified Alien with a social security number. If you are registering for a business, enter the social security number of the responsible party for the business, the social security number will be used for an identifier only.
You will be asked to identify the type(s) of insurance coverage you have.
You will be asked to enter your family’s gross total household income at the time of the disaster.
Along with the address and phone number where the damages occurred, you will be asked for information on how FEMA can contact you. It is very important that you provide FEMA with your current mailing address and phone numbers where you can be contacted.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Direct Deposit Information (optional)
If you are determined to be eligible for assistance and would prefer that funds be transferred to your account, you will be asked for your banking information, which includes; the institution name, type of account, routing and account number.
Declaration and Release Form
If you have applied for assistance and need to complete a Declaration and Release Form (OMB form 009-0-3), please fill it out and send it to:
FEMA – Individuals & Households Program
National Processing Service Center
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055
Or fax it to: 1-800-827-8112. If you need help filling out this form, please call the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362.