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9/13/05-Tyler

Volunteers Are Going Door To Door To Help Evacuees

Evacuee families are trying to rebuild their lives in some East Texas apartments, and starting over means there's plenty of items needed.

Three Tyler women are on a mission to help evacuee families, at one apartment complex. Kimberly Fuller, Courtney Bracken and Darlene Enloe don't work at Southwest Pines Apartments, but lately, they've been spending a lot of time there.

"We're just here checking on you, finding out what you need, what we can help you with," said Kimberly Fuller, volunteer. When Kimberly, Courtney and Darlene heard more than 60 evacuee families had moved into the apartment complex, they say they wanted to help.

"We've got a sheet drawn up on the families in the apartments and we're just going around on our own time, to find out what each individual family needs," said Fuller. What they need, Fuller says is furniture. She says they are furnishing the apartments with donations from the community, but Fuller says families like Furnell Browns still need furniture.

Brown's family moved into their apartment a week ago. He only has one word to describe the people in Tyler.

"Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, very wonderful," said Brown. Brown says his family still needs small things, like pots and pans.

"I don't want to be greedy," said Brown. "No sir, your not being greedy," said Fuller. "You've been plucked up and placed with nothing sir. Your not being greedy." Tonigue Flemmings, Brown's girlfriend does have one small request.

"We need lots of love from everyone." Kimberly, Courtney and Darlene say they won't stop until every family has what they need.

There are still families that need furniture and other supplies. If you would like to donate call the Southwest Pines Apartments at 903-312-0378.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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