Volunteers help after Fort Worth assisted living center announces closure

An assisted living center in Fort Worth is closing in a matter of weeks and many of the people who live there have disabilities and some have no family -- but the community has jumped in to help.

The United Way of Tarrant County has made a community call to action to help people move from the Westchester Plaza Assisted Living Community because it's closing.

The United Way said, fortunately, most of the 117 people at Westchester Plaza have found a place to move.

Residents said they got notice that they have 30 days to move out because the owner could no longer keep the doors open. Time runs out on August 10.

United Way isn't directly connected to the facility, but is helping with volunteers and collecting moving supplies.

"They're helping with whatever you need, packing, boxes, food, drink, clothes,” said resident Pamela Mayberry, who has found a new place to live.

Potential volunteers have to be vetted by the United Way and can do so by visiting their website. People can also find out what packing supplies they need and how to deliver them to United Way.

The owner of the facility declined to talk when reached on the phone by FOX4.

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