More Shelters Opening in Houston
HOUSTON – People escaping floodwaters are overwhelming shelters in the Houston area.
The NRG stadium, home of the Houston Texans, opened their doors Tuesday night. People have been pouring in since.
The George R. Brown Convention Center is currently housing close to 10,000 people and the Toyota Center also opened its doors late Tuesday night.
The city is asking for more volunteers to help keep the centers running smoothly. These are just one of many shelters opening around Houston
Joel Osteen’s massive Lakewood Church also started accepting evacuees.
“The church has been open from the very beginning, and you know, a couple of days it wasn’t real accessible. It wasn’t safe… When the big shelter down the street, about four miles down, filled up, they started bringing people here,” he said. “So, here we are today. Thousands of Houstonians are coming out to help those in need. They can bring supplies. We feel blessed. This is what it’s all about, helping other people.”
The church is also an official distribution center for relief supplies.