The American Red Cross has set up two locations for those affected by Saturday’s storm: one at the First Methodist Church Life Center in Canton and a second at the Emory City Center in Emory.
“This is a traumatic event, and being able to be here and hear their stories and to offer them a drink and a warm blanket…it means the world to somebody who just lost everything,” said Clark Elerson, with the American Red Cross.
Patrick Watson was at the Canton shelter location on Sunday. He told NBC 5 that he has been without power since Saturday afternoon.
“We realize that our food that we do have is fixing to spoil, so we don’t have any food,” Watson said.
He was just one of the people seeking help at the shelter after the storm.
“It means a great deal to me, because it gives us somewhere to go and it gives us hope. It gives us an awful lot of hope…” he said.
Red Cross Shelter Locations
First Methodist Church Life Center
600 South Buffalo, Canton
Emory City Center
735 North Texas St., Emory
Where to Drop Off Supplies
Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked for all donations of water and other supplies to be dropped off at the Canton Fire Department substation at 600 Industrial Boulevard.