MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Sellers Mayor checks on neighbors, opens shelter ahead of winter weather

Mayor Barbara Hopkins went house to house to see that her neighbors would be taken care of as the temperature drops.

People in Sellers all got a knock at the door Tuesday night.

Mayor Barbara Hopkins went house to house to see that her neighbors would be taken care of as the temperature drops.

Hopkins said she had to do something knowing some people in the town would be sleeping in cold homes Tuesday night.

She checked on just about everyone and opened the community center as a shelter and set up beds.

"I wouldn’t want to be warm and know somebody cold. I can’t live that way. I have to make sure that everybody’s okay and make sure that they’re warm and have somewhere to lay their head at," Hopkins said.

If they didn't, they do now.

The community center will stay open through the storm.

"I tried to get them to come inside the center. This is warm in here and we can provide them with just a little bit of food we have, but this is a shelter that they can come to," Hopkins said.

She found Moses Burch a place in a neighbor's home

"It feels good because she’s looking out for me," Burch said.

The small town was hit hard by the 2015 flood and Hurricane Matthew. Hopkins said about 16 people still aren’t back home and some homes aren't warm.

"I know the houses have not been repaired yet and I don’t want to find out if nobody in Sellers that’s froze to death" Hopkins said.

Hopkins said she also gave people blankets and canned food to help them make it through the cold.

If you or someone you know needs to stay at the shelter you can call 843-752-5009.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending