Woman says she, her husband have nowhere to go as shelter closes - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Woman says she, her husband have nowhere to go as shelter closes

The Red Cross shelter in Shreveport will close Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12) The Red Cross shelter in Shreveport will close Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12)
A woman who did not want to be identified says she and her husband have no where to go as the Red Cross shelter closes. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12) A woman who did not want to be identified says she and her husband have no where to go as the Red Cross shelter closes. (Source: Eric Pointer/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Families staying in the Red Cross shelter in Shreveport say they are scrambling to find a new place to go as the shelter announced its closure. 

Come Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the doors to the shelter at Morning Star Baptist Church will close. 

That's something that comes too early for one woman who says she and her husband are trying to re-establish their lives in Shreveport.

"It's just too much stress, and I'm just trying to figure out where do we go from here," said the woman who asked to not be identified.

The woman says she and her husband have been at the Red Cross shelter since Sunday.

She says her husband was able to call a place ahead of time and find a job.

"They gave him a job right away. He's been working since Monday. And now we're trying to figure out how we're going to get on our feet without a roof over our heads, a place to bathe or our temporary necessities."

Red Cross officials say they're doing their best to help everyone they can before the shelter closes.

"We're not just going to put anybody out. That's what I'm trying to say. We're not going to put anybody out," shelter supervisor Shaniqua Washington said. "We're working to try to get them into more temporary that can hold them for more time than we can."

Red Cross volunteers have been calling around looking for properties that can waive deposits and rent for evacuees, Washington said.

She asks that anyone who knows of a place that can help to let them know.

"We're trying to do it. We have a small team here today. We're trying to do it, and we need you guys to help us help our hurricane evacuees."

Red Cross officials also say they are working to help relocate people to other shelters, not just in Shreveport, but in Texas closer to Houston.

According to DCFS, the state-run shelter on Jewella Avenue was emptied Wednesday.

At midnight Tuesday, the shelter had 154 people there. Some checked out and 114 were taken to a shelter in Dallas. 

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