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Helping evacuees in Houston          Send a link to a friend

Dear friends in Lincoln,

Houston has 150,000-200,000 evacuees from Hurricane Katrina living with relatives or living in shelters. Besides the Astrodome there are numerous Red Cross shelters all over the city. The one closest to me was an amazing sight last night. Cars, trucks and SUVs were lined up packed with goods to leave off. My car was immediately swarmed by teenage volunteers who unloaded it in a matter of seconds. This shelter is housing 200 people. What they told me they are in most desperate need of are $20 gas cards, $10 Wal-Mart cards, phone cards and underwear -- all sizes.

The one we are trying to help is at the Spring Tabernacle. There were 21 more opened just today because so many were at capacity.

See the current list below.

Regards from Houston,

Julie Charette

Red Cross shelters in Houston as of 3 p.m. Friday:

Mont Belvieu Senior Center (full; capacity 116)
11607 Eagle Drive
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580

Baytown Community Center (full; capacity 247)
2407 Market St.
Baytown, TX 77520

Memorial Baptist Church (full; capacity 187)
600 W. Sterling
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 427-1725

St. Peter Claver (full; capacity 384)
6005 N. Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77028
(713) 675-4943

Moody Methodist Church (full; capacity 300)
2803 53rd St.
Galveston, TX 77551

Spring Tabernacle (full; capacity 210)
3034 FM 2920
Spring, TX 77338
(281) 353-1851

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (full; capacity 270)
18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 333-4535

St. Mary's Catholic Church (42; capacity 200)
701 Church St.
Brenham, TX 77833
(979) 836-4441

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Fairmont Park Baptist Church (full; capacity 200)
10401 Belfast
LaPorte, TX 77571
(281) 471-2615

New Life Central (full; capacity 300)
2104 Underwood
LaPorte, TX 77571

First United Methodist Church (full; capacity 200)
4308 W. Davis
Conroe, TX 77304
(936) 756-3395

First Baptist Church (150; capacity 200)
906 Ave. A
Katy, TX 77493

First Baptist Church (full; capacity 400)
1229 Ave. J
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 291-3441

Kingwood United Methodist Church (14; capacity 150)
1799 Woodland Hills
Kingwood, TX 77339

Bayshore Baptist
11315 Spencer
LaPorte, TX 77571
(281) 842-7009

Christ Baptist Church (160; capacity 300)
12501 Champions Forrest
Houston, TX 77066
(281) 866-8377

St. Bartholomew Church
5356 11th St.
Katy, TX 77443

Freeway Manor Baptist
2300 Rodney
Houston, TX 77034

Family Faith Church
I-45 at North Loop 336
Huntsville, TX 77340

Old Thurmond Marshall School
11421 Suburban
Houston, Texas 77016

Kingsland Baptist Church (opening at 4 p.m. Friday)
20555 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450

(Posted Sept. 3, 2005)

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