Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

UCAP issues thanks

The United Christian Assistance Program (UCAP) wants to say "thank you" to the community.

"I don't believe I have seen this much donated to us at one time," said Madelyn Gilbert, UCAP co-director, in reference to the many donations she said the non-profit organization has received in recent days.

"There have been donations from churches, the trade school, the 4-H club ... they brought at least 50 cases today. There is food everywhere," she said.

"This is just wonderful," Gilbert continued, "because, remember, we were running low."

Gilbert is referring to the bare cupboards of UCAP in early October.

"So UCAP just wants to say thank you for all of the wonderful response," Gilbert said.

UCAP has been providing assistance to financially-distressed families in south Webster Parish for 27 years.

The organization offers emergency food, overnight shelter, rent assistance, clothing, utility assistance and assistance to stranded transients and families who are distressed financially.

Also offered through UCAP is help with prescription drugs for life threatening diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Anyone in need of a UCAP service can visit the office between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For those needing UCAP assistance, there is a screening process to determine a client's eligibility to receive assistance and all who apply are required to present their social security card and provide proof of income and expenses for all household members.






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