After a week of flood response, Fremont schools look to what’s next

(story courtesy of Fremont Tribune)

James Farrell, Fremont Tribune

By Friday, Fremont’s school facilities were getting prepared for their first full week of classes since this past week’s flooding began, kicking off days of volunteer efforts from staff, students and families.

With the help of student volunteers from Fremont High School, cots were removed from the Fremont Middle School building, which, since last Saturday, had been a shelter for those displaced by the floods. The American Red Cross was establishing a new consolidated shelter at the old J.C. Penney building on east 23rd Street.

A few days earlier, Clarmar Elementary School had been relieved of its duties as a volunteer registration center. That operation is now at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.