KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Many people who evacuated Good Samaritan Society Kissimmee Village because of flooding from Ian have questions about their futures.
Legal Services of North Florida brought their Legal Aid RV to help those residents of the senior living community.
What You Need To Know
- A traveling legal services RV is in Kissimmee to help displaced residents of Good Samaritan Senior Village
- There are two private office spaces on the bus where attorneys are working voluntarily
- The legal aid bus was parked outside the Red Lion Hotel where many of the residents forced to evacuate
The bus came from a disaster grant after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle.
Charlotte Waters with Legal Services of North Florida said, “The only way we could help people was to bring our offices to them through a mobile unit just like this.”
The legal aid bus was parked outside the Red Lion Hotel where many of the residents forced to evacuate Good Samaritan are now living temporarily.
There are two private office spaces on the bus where attorneys are working pro-bono with the people who reached out for assistance.
Attorney Jeffrey Hussey said about 100 residents have reached out to Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida for help, and he’s been able to work nearby to offer them that assistance for free.
“We’re almost a month out from the storm now and so many of the residents of the Good Samaritan Society still have not gotten their questions answered,” said Hussey.
Spectrum News 13 received the following statement from Aimee Middleton, Good Samaritan Society Vice President of Operations:
"We are working with residents to obtain assistance and resources through FEMA, the Red Cross and other agencies. We are also communicating with residents about relief programs such as Transitional Shelter Assistance, which allows people to book hotel accommodations."