As a self-employed wedding photographer, Rosy Figueroa said that even on a good week, she and her husband struggle to pay their bills. So when Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, and bookings got canceled, there has been more of a strain on their already-tight budget.
When the Westchester woman heard about D-SNAP ? the Department of Children and Families? Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ? she was quick to jump at the chance to get some financial help.
After waiting 10 hours in the blazing heat Friday, Figueroa received about $700 in the form of an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card to use within the next 90 days for food.
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?It was worth it enough to wait 10 hours,? she said. ?Something is better than nothing and I am so grateful.?