The aftermath of Katrina is spreading to Lubbock as refugees make their way to West Texas. 35 families are here right now and several hundred more are expected.
Thee city is planning ways to house these refugees coordinating efforts with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Reese Center. Right now they're expecting at least 150 people. If more room is needed, Reese Center will be used.
"One thing very good about Reese is you can incrementally increase it. We will ramp up shelter as needs permit themselves," says Greg Bruce, American Red Cross Chairman.
Right now the American Red Cross and Salvation Army need monetary donations to help fund these families. You can donate by calling the American Red Cross at 765-8534 or the Salvation Army at 765-9434.
Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries are also accepting donations for the refugees.
Goodwill of Lubbock needs the following items:
Goodwill donation sites are located at:
Salvation Army is in need of the following items:
You can drop off donations at the Salvation Army located at 1111 16th Street in Lubbock. Or call (806) 765-9434 for more information.
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