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The Family Shelter of San Angelo is in limbo after damages from Winter Storm Uri

The winter storm is affecting all 512 of its residents and victims.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Family Shelter in San Angelo has been working hard to serve its residents as best as it can after Winter Storm Uri.

“So, we’re going to have a big need from the community once we get to the point that we can really start accepting other items,” Executive Director Jeri Slone said. 

Computers, children's library books, donated clothing, and many other items were damaged because of the storm, affecting the 512 residents and victims who come from across the United States with 98% directly from the Concho Valley.

The shelter’s mission is to keep victims of domestic violence safe and provide them with opportunities to live an abuse-free life.

Valerie Tillery, program director, said the shelter‘s team reacted quickly and is pushing forward.

“We know how to react, respond and get in there and do what we need to do,” Tillery said.

The Tom Green County Library System is holding a supply drive at the Stephens Central location to help the shelter with donations.