Shelter opens arms to community during Tropical Storm Irma

Albany Family Worship Center opens its doors for community during Tropical Storm Irma./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Albany Family Worship Center was one of many shelters that opened its arms to people looking for protection.

More than 20 people stayed at this shelter Sunday night. Every room was filled with families from infants to elders.

The church lost power, but people were still inside.

According to Pastor Bobby Paul, there were people afraid of the storm, but they were able to stay together through it all.

“It was just amazing to me to see people come together, people that didn’t know each other, and in just a few hours become family and be able to unite,” Paul said.

Pastor Paul said the shelter would remain open if they are needed.

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