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New Orleans Red Cross Assists Families following Apartment Fire

The American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter is providing temporary shelter and relief for more than 13 families that were forced out of their homes following an apartment fire Sunday afternoon.

Red Cross volunteers have opened a shelter for residents of the Wind Run Apartment complex at the Apostolic Outreach Center, 8358 Lake Forrest Boulevard in New Orleans. Volunteers staff the shelter around the clock and provide for the immediate needs of those affected by the fire, including a safe place to stay, food, emotional support and health services.

Volunteer teams responded to the fire immediately and assisted residents at the scene with food, water and emotional health support. Affected families are expected to meet one-on-one with the Red Cross caseworkers in the days to come for additional assistance including referrals for longer-term housing.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. To make a financial donation toyour local Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can click, call or text - visit or call (504) 620-3105 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossSELA.