Red Cross Takes Over S.A. Evacuee Shelter

By Bill O’Neil

The number of Hurricane Harvey evacuees in San Antonio continues to dwindle.

We’re told fewer than 70 were still sheltered in the Alamo City Tuesday, after more than 1,500 were processed since August 24th.

The City of San Antonio has transferred the management of the shelter at Kazen Middle School to the American Red Cross. Metro Health will continue to offer health services to evacuees at Kazen, while the San Antonio Food Bank will continue to provide meals.

“I am proud of the way our city came together and our government worked collaboratively with different agencies to ensure that we were not only prepared but committed to keeping the public informed and ready to help relief efforts here and across Texas” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, adding “It’s the true spirit of San Antonio and a testament to our compassion and professionalism.”

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff echoed those thoughts.

“”I am so very proud of our first responders, staff and service organizations for stepping up during this time of need” Wolff said.

The Gembler Road processing center is now closed. Any evacuees arriving in San Antonio over the next few days should report directly to Kazen Middle School at 1520 Gillette.

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