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Disaster Recovery Center Helps 2,500 In 2 Days

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By Holly Wagner, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Disaster Recovery Center set up at Farview Park served 2,500 people in first two days that it was open on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Friday, five days after the tornado hit, Tanjae Montgomery decided it was time to get help.

“I hesitated coming here. Then I thought I needed the help — why not?” she said.

Montgomery is pregnant and has three children ages 18 months, 7 years and 11 years. She was struggling before the tornado. She doesn’t have a job, and now doesn’t have a home either.

“It’s been the worst. It’s been tough for the kids — no clothing, no nothing,” she said.

For now, Montgomery’s family has been staying with friends and relatives.

Volunteers at the recovery center helped her and her boyfriend with vouchers for clothing and with finding a place to stay.

She says her main focus right now is staying strong for her kids.

“I’ll get through it. We’ll get through it. The whole north side will get through it,” she said.

The center has plans to stay open until next Tuesday, including every day over the over holiday weekend. Click here for the full schedule and information.

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