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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Sterling Hts. hotel welcomes Katrina victims, but...

Sat, 03 Sep 2005 12:13:37 -0000
[the volupt lounge yahoo group] Sterling Heights hotel welcomes Katrina victims but they need clothing donations

New Orleans residents, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, have found shelter in a Sterling Heights hotel after a long trek to Detroit.

The 14 people -- five adults and nine children -- lived in an apartment complex before the disaster."We all packed into a Jeep Cherokee. The apartment manager where we lived said, 'I have some quarters and we can use it to get to Detroit where my family lives,' " said Lakeisha Adams, one of the evacuees.The group left in five vehicles, but one by one they ran out of gas. Each time one vehicle would break down, the people would pack into the next car. The 14 ended up in one car that finally brought them to Detroit.

The Best Western Sterling Inn at 15 Mile and Van Dyke is taking the group in."Everyone has been so helpful. The hotel? I mean. I just don't have words for it. I'm really glad that they are having us here," said Adams.The Sterling Inn is the first hotel to answer the call that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick put out Thursday, urging hotels and motels to take in displaced residents.

Warren Consolidated Schools will register the children to provide them with schooling. They are also giving them backpacks filled with supplies, Local 4 reported.Meanwhile, the children urgently need back-to-school clothing, and the adults also only arrived with limited necessities.

Anyone who would like to donate to the evacuees is urged to drop off clothing and toys at The Best Western Sterling Inn.

Here are details of what is needed:
Clothing for the group is what is most needed.
28-year-old female. Size 11 to 12, 7½ shoe.27-year-old female. Size 14 to 15, 9½ shoe.
40-year-old male. Size 36 pants, XL shirt, 10½ shoe.
74-year-old male. Size 32 to 34 pant, XL shirt, 10 shoe.
34-year-old male. Size 48 pants, 4X shirt, and 11½ shoe.

Clothing to fit girls, ages 4, 5, 8, 11 and 16.
Clothing to fit boys, ages 8, 11, and 12.



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