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Junette Nelson, left, talks about her experience with the Rooms for Red Cross program when her family's house caught fire on Nov. 23. Terri Krowoza, right, a Red Cross volunteer, listens. (John M. Steiner / The Sun)

Shelter in a time of need: Hotels donate to Rooms for Red Cross program

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When the Brent Nelson family home burned down south of Eldridge early Nov. 23, Junette Nelson said she was relieved to have an American Red Cross disaster volunteer team on site to help keep the Jamestown Rural Fire Department’s firefighters fed and hydrated.

She was also grateful for the hotel room the family had waiting for them at the Holiday Inn Express in Jamestown through the American Red Cross’ Rooms for Red Cross program.

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Chris Olson
Hometown: Traverse City, MI College: Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University
(701) 952-8454
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