County Judge Issues Declaration of Disaster
Ellis County Judge Chad Adams issued a Declaration of Disaster on Sept. 11, in anticipation of the need to provide safe shelter for evacuees threatened by Hurricane Ike.
Earlier this week officials began planning to receive those individuals who make the decision to move themselves and their families to safety.
All evacuees are being received at the
Once they have checked in at that location, they will be assigned to area shelters as those shelters are staffed and opened.
For those wishing to keep an eye on the progress of Hurricane Ike, the best link is www.nhc.noaa.gov/ .
The following list of relief organizations may be helpful to those interested in assisting people affected by Hurricane Ike.
VOAD – Volunteer Locally
American Red Cross
Donate by phone at 1-800-435-7669
En Espanol 1-800-257-7575
Donate by phone at 1-888-826-0123
Volunteer Hotline 1-800-918-3100
Adventist Development and Relief Agency