UPDATE: 2:26 p.m., 4/29/12
(Editor's note: This is an update from the American Red Cross)
The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter continues to help individuals and families affected by yesterday’s apartment fire at 4801 115th St. Ct. SW in Lakewood.
Today the Red Cross is at the apartment complex providing client casework to families whose apartments were damaged due to fire or water. To date, 26 people have been helped with food, clothing, bed linens and other personal items. Most of these families have been relocated to other apartment buildings or are staying with friends and family.
Last night, the Red Cross opened a shelter at Clover Park Technical College. One person stayed the night, but is now staying with friends. The shelter has closed, but the Red Cross is on stand-by to open another shelter if needed.
About every 48 hours, the American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter responds to a local disaster – most often home fires. Last year, the chapter provided support to more than 550 local disaster victims.
The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter has opened a shelter for residents displaced by an at Clover Park Technical College.
On Saturday, a fire destroyed some six to eight of the 30 units at the Twin Oaks Apartment Complex at 4801 115th St. Ct. SW in Lakewood. In the coming days, the Red Cross will provide shelter, food, clothes and other emergency relief to affected residents.
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit, humanitarian agency dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. All disaster assistance is free, made possible by the voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. For more information, please visit www.rainier-redcross.org.