Friday, June 3, 2011

Flood Shelters Closed

Posted By on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Sonia Ramos and her children at Hope Church

All emergency flood shelters operated under the faith-based Shelby Cares partnership closed today. But before closing, a task force of bankers, realtors, and social workers placed people in homes.

Some volunteers drove flood victims around town to search for homes or apartments and even assisted them in their moves. According to county spokesperson Steve Schular, in most cases, flood victims did not have to pay deposits or move-in fees for their new homes.

The four Shelby Cares shelters housed more than 600 people during flooding. Those included Hope Presbyterian Church, Cummings Street Baptist Church, the Disaster Recovery Center on Mullins Station, and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.

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