What Evacuees Need

by Jessica Cervantez

It might be the Labor Day holiday, but there is still a lot of work going on at the Pentecostal campground in Lufkin. Right now, there is 170 evacuees sheltered at the Lufkin shelter, and they could be expecting to even a 100 more.

It has been a week since Katrina hit, and at this point, there is still a lot of information that needs to be given out.

Doug Holland, with the Red Cross, said, "We're taking all donations of all kinds of things. We need furniture. A lot of people are being put into homes and apartments and with that, they are going to need all the supplies. However, we're getting such an outpour of East Texans which is great, but we're asking that they take it to the Salvation Army on Third Street in Lufkin."

There is also information for people who are drawing social security.

Holland said, "If you are already drawing social security, and you are already in the system and if you don't have your check and mailing address you can go to that office and they will issue your money now. That will help with funding. Also, everybody is eligible for the food stamp program and people are registering for food stamps."