Donations Stack Up as Lansing Waits for the Green Light

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

Governor Granholm has yet to announce what role Lansing will play in sheltering Hurricane Katrina evacuees, but donations are already piling up.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities, the group leading the evacuee effort, has already taken in a number of beds and dressers. Facilities Director George Prugsawan says everything you would need to furnish and fill a home is being brought in.

Some beds have already been loaded up and trucked over to apartments willing to house evacuees. The homes will be ready although it's not clear when or if any of the evacuees, currently housed at Fort Custer, will be coming to Lansing.

But two families, not from Fort Custer, displaced because of Hurricane Katrina could be moving to Lansing as early as Friday.

Meantime, volunteers continue to field phone calls and prepare for a large group of evacuees.


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