As a part of a career that has taken him across the country before landing him at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Russ Porter, vice president of research and economic development at the university in Killeen, has borne witness to Mother Nature’s wrath on more than one occasion.

Before Hurricane Harvey swept through the Houston area, Allie Davis was homeless and pregnant, living in a tent with her husband Jareth. Now, she’s an evacuee staying at a shelter in the old Fairway Middle School in Killeen, 250 miles away from Lake Jackson, the city she called home.

The Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. W.S. Young Drive, is a centralized site for donations, though Bell County Judge Jon Burrows said Thursday that the evacuees’ needs have been met and further donations of food and clothing are not being accepted.