Superintendent Statement Regarding City Use of Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center for Harvey Evacuees
Fort Worth, Texas – The city of Fort Worth today asked the Fort Worth ISD to allow the activation of the District’s Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center as a shelter for people who have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
“We have a responsibility to help the children, families, and others who have been so tragically affected by this storm,” said Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner. “Given the scope of this catastrophic event we want to do anything we can to help as many fellow Texans as we can.”
Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center was used as a similar shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The City of Fort Worth and the American Red Cross will conduct the sheltering operations while the Fort Worth ISD provides the venue.