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Mayor Turner calls for volunteers, donations to help flood victims at shelters

HOUSTON – Thousands of people have been rescued across the Houston area and were placed in shelters after losing their homes to flooded waters.

About 5,000 flood victims were sheltered at the George R. Brown Convention Center and around 2,000 people at M.O. Campbell Center.

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Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking for the public's help in volunteering at shelters in the Houston area. He said all shelters are on a 24-hour operation and need volunteers to sign up at RedCross.org.

Turner asks for those who want to help, to donate pillows, clothes of all sizes, blankets, feminine care and necessities. He said people can also give money and wheelchairs.

GRB shelter -- 4500+ people here. Red Cross needs volunteers, money. City asks for wheelchairs

Posted by KPRC2 Rose-Ann Aragon on Monday, August 28, 2017

Officials said they have nurses and medical staff prepped at shelters for victims who need medical attention.

The GRB Convention Center will continue to take as many people as they can until they reach capacity.

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