Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Dressing for Thanksgiving

UCAP selling pans of homemade dressing as fund-raiser

It is too late to buy a ticket for the annual United Christian Assistance Program Thanksgiving dinner, but there's still time to purchase a pan of dressing to take home.

According to UCAP volunteer Nell Perry they have sold all 600 tickets for the dinners, but it only takes a phone call to order a pan of homemade dressing to be prepared for pickup.

Anyone interested in ordering a cooked or uncooked pan of dressing to freeze until Thanksgiving can call UCAP to place an order. The pans of dressing are $20 each and can be ordered through Friday.

Dressing orders, along with the prepaid dinners, can be picked up between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at First Baptist Church, Minden.

"The Thanksgiving dinner is one of two fund-raisers we have every year and we need it," said Perry, who has been a volunteer for seven years.

Ticket sales brought in $4,200 and with the many donations, Perry said, "we will probably make at least $6,000 this year."

Perry said this fund-raiser is very important.

UCAP is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of the many financially distressed families in south Webster Parish. The organization offers emergency food, overnight shelter, rent assistance, clothing, utility assistance, and assistance to stranded transients and families who are distressed financially.

Also, UCAP offers help to those families who have met natural disasters or whose homes have burned, and they offer assistance with prescription drugs for life threatening diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Before any potential client receives a service, that client is required to complete an assessment form in order to determine their eligibility. Also a potential client must present a social security card and provide proof of income and expenses for all household members.

To order a pan of dressing for take-home, call 377-6804 Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

UCAP is located at 204 Miller St., Minden and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.






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