Katrina Victims Struggle to Find New Homes

NOVEMBER 30, 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina victims staying in hotels have two weeks to find new homes before FEMA stops paying for their housing.

In Wilmington, the Ruffin family and their four children have been trying to move from their motel rooms before FEMA's December 15 deadline.

Many of the families staying in Wilmington are part of Red Cross corporate housing, but that is funded by FEMA and subject to the deadline as well.

The director of the Cape Fear Volunteer Center says anyone who steps forward to help can receive government assistance in providing families a place to live. More than a dozen families and individuals staying in Wilmington may be affected by this deadline.

If you want to help, call 910-799-9321.

Reported by Joe Keiley