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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Red Cross sets up shelter at Shawnee High School

  • To help those who have been displaced or affected by tornadoes, the American Red Cross has set up a shelter at Shawnee High School, 1001 N. Kennedy.
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  • To help those who have been displaced or affected by tornadoes, the American Red Cross has set up a shelter at Shawnee High School, 1001 N. Kennedy.
    The shelter is located in the Performing Arts and Athletic Center.
    ARC Volunteer Kim Lillard was among those setting up the shelter late Sunday night.
    "We're here for anybody whose been displaced," she said, providing two hot meals a day.
    Even if they don't need a place to sleep, Lillard said those who've lost power or have damage and just need a place to take a break, can find help at the shelter.
    Jodi Warrior, who had a mobile home in Steelman Estates, stopped by the shelter Sunday night.
    She and about 11 others were in a cellar when the storm hit.
    "We saw it coming — we jumped in and covered up," she said. "It was loud — we were holding our ears."
    After the storm, she discovered her mobile home was destroyed.
    While she's lost everything, the most valuable thing to her was losing photographs of her children.
    A shelter also is set up in the Carney area, where tornadoes also touched down. That shelter is located at the Carney Senior Center, 301 Maple Ave.
    ARC officials said the best thing people can do to help others at this time is make a donation to the American Red Cross by going to www.redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999.
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