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Hurrican Isaac shelter | by American Red Cross
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Hurrican Isaac shelter

As her “almost four-year-old” daughter Madelynn cuddles up to her new BFF on a cot, Denise Wheat talks about her stay at the Red Cross shelter at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Slidell. It’s been stressful for the family, she says, especially since they haven’t been able to get back to their home to see the damage. There is one road in and one road out, both impassable. She’s also worried about where they will go when the shelter closes. She’s been assured they can move to another shelter, but it may not be in the area. But Denise has nothing but praise for the Red Cross and the shelter workers. She said sometimes they’ll see her walking around looking sad and one of them will come over and they “always keep me laughing. They’ve been wonderful.”

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Taken on September 5, 2012