Eagle Pass Shelter Relocating to help victims of Flood

Eagle Pass Shelter Relocating to help victims of Flood
“With the significant drop in residency that we saw overnight – we felt we could accommodate everyone, serve their needs and do so in a more organized manner by moving everyone to the Junior High.” - Jim Todd, Shelter Director

Eagle Pass, Texas - June 16, 2013 – The City of Eagle Pass shelter at the International Center for Trade on Bob Rogers will close today (6/16/2013) at 3:00 pm CST. The residents displaced by the recent flooding will be moved to a new facility at the Eagle Pass Junior High at 1720 North Bibb.

The Maverick County Shelter located at the Quemado Community Center will also close at 3:00 pm. Those residents will also relocate to the 1720 North Bibb location.

“With the significant drop in residency that we saw overnight (from 150 to 20 residents) – we felt we could accommodate everyone, serve their needs and do so in a more organized manner by moving everyone to the Junior High,” said shelter director Jim Todd.

The Red Cross is partnering with the Salvation Army to feed shelter residents. The two groups will work together to serve three meals daily. Our thanks to the Laredo Food Bank, Loaves and Fishes, and H-E-B for providing food to the residents as snacks and as part of the menu for hot meals.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this press release – please contact Rafael Aviles – Regional Communications Manager at (210) 288-3378.