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Red Cross closes Beattie Road shelter

September 14, 2005

Albany -- The American Red Cross closes the doors to it's emergency shelter at Beattie Road Church of Christ.

Volunteers say they've served nearly 310 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and worked to move their last resident into more permanent shelter today. Most have be relocated to hotels, apartments, and houses in the area.

The medical and family services portions of the disaster center will remain open.

Red Cross officials say they are now working to help families in need of appliances and furniture.

"As we transition too we have programs in effect to help them with furniture, and clothing, and food, and the other things that they're going to need to set up housekeeping," said Red Cross Volunteer Cindy Smith. "So, we're not going to say it's been nice to meet you, and someone moves on. We really want to incorporate them as members of our community."

The Red Cross disaster center will also stop serving breakfast, but will continue to provide lunch and dinner. The center will be closed on Sundays.

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