Light House Mission residents moved from middle school to Conner Center


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – What’s next for the displaced residents from the Light House Mission?

Our crew has been working to find out.

“We’ve been having, yeah, we’ve been having enough trouble, to have something like this is kind of like…you know? It’s just overwhelming,” Rev. Tim Fagg, CEO of the Light House Mission said.

Rev. Fagg said the fire made a bad month even worse.

“Just makes you wonder what’s going to happen next, what we are going to do or where are we going because we were getting ready to move, you know?” resident Jeff Pair said.

Mission residents spent their morning at the YMCA.

After that, the Wabash Vallet Chapter of the American Red Cross set up a shelter for mission residents in the gym of Otter Creek Middle School.

“At the shelter, we’re going to start doing client intake, doing casework, meeting with each person one-on-one to establish their emergency needs and get them the financial assistance right away,” Alison Gammon from the Red Cross said.

At around 7:00 Friday night, the residents were taken from Otter Creek Middle School to the Conner Center by bus.

They couldn’t be there immediately due to some necessary repairs.