Hurricane Victims find Assistance in Mid-Missoouri

1 decade 4 years 5 months ago Monday, October 17 2005 Oct 17, 2005 Monday, October 17, 2005 9:21:24 AM CDT October 17, 2005 in News

With more hurricane evacuees coming to Mid-Missouri, the need for assistance isn't over. In columbia hurricane evacuees can get help from many agencies such as the Salvation Army. They can get food, shelter, and medical assistance.

Federal and State Emergency Managment Agencies, (FEMA) the Red Cross, Columbia Health Center, and familiy support division have joined to help evacuees.

Today a recource center opened at Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center. It offers assistance to evacuees every Friday as long as there's need.

Leroy Lyons from New Orleans, Louisiana arrived in Columbia five days ago, with other 11 people. Lyons has a simple plan for his future at this point.

"Pray a lot and try to live a nice,comfortable life, maybe start on purchasing a house, maybe become a Missourian," said Lyons. He is one of the hundreds of hurricane evacuees in Columbia who face a tough situation.

"My shelter, they can come over to stay overnight for as long as they need to be there. We also feed people who come here. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner," said James Chapman of the Salvation Army.

In addition to  the resource center the health department is continuing to offer health and medical services to evacuees including direct services and informational services.

Lyons appreciates the help, "Yes, they give us great assitance, and everything."

For more information, Hurricane survivors can call FEMA'S help line at 800-620-3362

Another good deed goes a long way for hurricane victims. Heritage American Homes plans on building 150 new homes for hurricane victims. The endeavor will add thirty-five new jobs in the bootheel. The 840-square foot homes will be used for up to 18 months and include furnishings.  The new homes will also help the local Sikeston economy.

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