Local Ike Evacuees Find Their Place

By: Ashley Lacewell Email
By: Ashley Lacewell Email

A Galveston retirement community that's been housed in College Station for the last 28 days has now left the community.

The Edgewater Retirement Community has been staying at Christ United Methodist Church for the past four weeks due to Hurricane Ike.
On Friday, the last of the evacuees, which included residents and staff of the retirement community, left the building they've called home.
Some have returned to Galveston to pick up the pieces, while others have planted new roots in and around the Brazos Valley.

Last week, the church asked for donations to keep the 150 evacuees comfortable. And area residents pulled through, making sure they had more than enough to get by.
Officials say they received numerous items and phone calls from people offering to help.
Church staff said there was nothing they asked for that they didn't receive.

Donations included more than $1,000 in cash and more than $600 in gift cards.

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