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Life O'Riley Residents Pack Up Homes

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - A local moving company is reaching out to those displaced at Life O' Riley Mobile Home Park, which was shut down last week by the Ingham County Health Department.

Two men and a Truck offered free boxes and tape to those who now have until Friday to move out.

It's a process that still has some uncertain about their future.

Residents are facing boxes upon boxes stacked to the ceiling.

"It's hard you can't even sit still for a minute you're always packing," said Anthony Venegas.

Venegas is packing to move out of the trailer he has called home for six years.

"It's all here ready to go," said Venegas.

Vanegas is now left waiting on a storage unit to put all his stuff.

"My daughter's going to let me stay with her I guess, just me and my wife."

He's among those battling the clock to move out of Life O'Riley by Friday.

Unlike Venegas, Brenda Leonard says she can't move out yet. Some of her stuff is actually frozen outside her trailer.

"You're being forced into something that you don't want to do that you have to do," said Leonard.

Leonard must sort through the belongings of her late husband who lost his battle with cancer in August 2013.

Leonard says when the time comes she's going to take her three dogs and stay in her 1996 truck. She's giving up her space in a hotel for someone else.

"There's more families in here that need it worse than I do, so If I end up in my truck with my puppies, that's ok," said Leonard.

Leonard says she has extra space for anyone that wants to join.

"I will live in my truck before I take away a home from a child, I do what I can to keep going."

Leonard hopes others will be able to keep going.

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