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Shelter Update
Shelter Update
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hotel Hemlock High School officially checked out our last guest this morning. Over the last two days the building has served as a home for those displaced by the flooding. Night one, we housed 50+ inside and that many or more in our parking lots, night two we housed about a dozen people that are now headed home. 

Special thanks to United Way, E.O.C., Richland Township Police Department, Richland Township Fire Department, Merrill Fire Department, Merrill Wesleyan Church, Lela Gronksi, Karen Wilour, Dana Lockwood, Mike Walton, Josh Earle, Lori Gensch, Terry Keyser, Keith Green, and so many others for donating and supporting our efforts to help those in need during this difficult time. 

During these difficult times, like these, it helps us remember what is important: family, friends, and our community. As a child, I remember my mother saying, "God won't give you more than you can handle." Well, I think we can agree that there is no need to test our limits between Covid-19, fiscal concerns, and flooding we have all seen our limits tested and stretched. 

Please make sure to stay safe and healthy and know whether it is teaching online with a day or two notice, opening a shelter for those evacuated from their homes, or serving meals to those in need Hemlock Public School District is here to serve our students, families, and community. 

Stay Safe and Health. 

All the best, 

Don Killingbeck 


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