Gene Bush raved about the treatment she received last week at Burnett Junior High School.
She wasn’t here to visit a student or teacher, though. She stayed at the school when the Wylie ISD teamed up with the city of Wylie to open a shelter at the school after wintry weather and temperatures knocked out power in area homes and forced people to seek a place to get warm, eat meals and sleep.
“These people have been absolutely wonderful – everybody,” said Bush, a resident at The Mansions of Wylie, who was accompanied by her dog, friends and her sister in a gym at Burnett. “They just catered to our every need. They’re the sweetest, kindest people I’ve ever seen. … They said they’ll come see us next time – we don’t have to come see them.”
Eighty-eight people were at the shelter, with COVID-19 protocols in place and hand sanitizers and masks available. Most of the people who stayed at the school were residents of The Mansions.
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By Don Munsch • [email protected]