American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter Opens Shelter After Phoenix Apartment Fire

Chapter Opens Shelter for Phoenix Apartment Fire

PHOENIX (Oct. 7, 2012) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is opening a shelter Sunday morning for about 30 people who were displaced when their Phoenix apartments caught fire.

A shelter will become operational around 8:30 a.m. in Building 26 of Metro Tech High School, located at 1900 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix. The school is best accessed off Thomas. Red Cross volunteers will provide food, clothing, sleeping space and showers, as well as medical and emotional support, for at least five families after the blaze at Willow Springs Apartments, at 4227 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.arizonaredcross.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.