The Tulsa chapter of the American Red Cross is helping refugees that have arrived in Tulsa from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Nellie Kelly, a spokeswoman for the chapter, says they opened a shelter Thursday at Crosstown Church of Christ at Harvard and Admiral. It will be open 24 hours a day until further notice. Kelly stresses that families coming to the Tulsa area need to stop by the shelter and register so the Red Cross will know how to contact them.
About 175 refugees have already arrived in the Tulsa area. Some of those families have received food, clothing and other help from the Tulsa chapter of the Red Cross. Most of those said they had family members in the area.