HOUSTON, Texas (FOX 26)
It's been several weeks since hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and many are still without a place to call home.
"I lost everything in hurricane Harvey", says Deborah Parker.
Friday afternoon evacuees were transitioned from the NRG Center to an open property inside Greenspoint Mall where a Macy's use to be. Cots were set up and port-o-potties were brought in to help transition the building from a store, to more of a home.
"We have showers that are being brought in tonight, Friday night, we have our kitchen which is being brought in by the Southern Baptist Convention, that we work with all the time on feeding, our guests they will be set up tonight as well", says Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Gulf Coast region of the American Red Cross David Brady.
State representative Shawn Thierry says she came out to the location to check up on residents from her district. She says she was not happy with how slowly the building was being transitioned.
"This is a relief effort and these people deserve to be treated with dignity and right now they are just behind the ball, I'm not saying it's not going to get up to speed but as we stand today there was a total lack of preparation", says representative Thierry.
"It's smaller and the air we need air conditioning", says Jermaine Anderson, a Harvey evacuee.
Red Cross officials say the air conditioning is in use and that washers and drivers should be brought in shortly.
While some were still getting use to the changes, others like Parker say they are grateful for the help of volunteers and a place to sleep.
"I thought everything was just, I thought it was all over but they made me feel like hey there is another beginning", says Parker.