290 remain in two shelters

Staff Report

LUMBERTON — There were 290 people remaining in emergency shelters on Thursday afternoon, according to county officials.

They were split between the Bill Sapp Recreation Center and the Robeson County Fairgrounds, which received the occupants of three shelters at three high schools, South Robeson, Red Spring and Purnell Swett, after it was certified as an emergency shelter.

The shelters, which are being managed by the American Red Cross, are no longer distribution points.

County officials are asking that donated supplies such as food and water be taken to a warehouse at 2300 N. Cedar St. that will become a distribution site as soon as it has an inventory. All clothing donations should be taken to a warehouse at 1401 Starlight Drive, which will also be a distribution site.

Staff Report

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