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KZTV's John Rupolo reports on RV's for displaced Port Aransas people

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The streets in Port Aransas remain cluttered with debris and homes are destroyed. Many had to move out of town, but now a lucky few are coming back.

"This is yall's trailer this is yours, title in your name, free and clear," said Walter Sohl, the director of Homes for Displaced Marlins.

Four days ago Kelly and his two daughters were given this RV thanks to a group called Homes for Displaced Marlins.

It's a few people who raised money to buy RV's for Port Aransas Harvey victims who lost their homes and had to move out of town. Kelly was the first family given an RV.

"They pretty much lost everything, they evacuated for the storm, they grabbed what the could fit in their car," said Sohl.

Kelly's mom this past weekend was consumed with emotion. She saw her son and two granddaughters lose everything.

"It's been a marathon, but there's been so many amazing people that made life good for my two granddaughters," said Susan Roberts.

The Homes for Displaced Marlins group raised more than 140 thousand dollars through various donations to buy six new RV's.

They are picking them up this weekend in Jasper and six new families will be returning to Port Aransas to live in them. The rules? Only families with kids in school are eligible to get an RV.

"We get them back in the school because the school is the heart of our community out here," said Sohl.

The six families will be named Sunday and presented with their RV's. If you want to contribute to the fund or apply for an RV go to the Facebook page titled Homes for Displaced Marlins.

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