Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Red Cross Assists More than a Dozen People Affected by an Apartment Fire in Eugene

RED CROSS ASSISTS MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE AFFECTED BY AN APARTMENT FIRE IN EUGENE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 13th, 2017 1:22 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 13, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., in the 1600 block of Oak Patch Road in Eugene, Oregon. The fire affected multiple families, including eleven adults, three children who are being helped by the Red Cross. The number of people the Red Cross is assisting may grow. The shelter needs of others affected by this disaster are being addressed by the property manager.

The Red Cross provided these individuals with resources to help address their immediate basic needs such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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