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Red Cross Opens Shelter for 23 People After Fatal Fire

Last night, the American Red Cross opened a shelter at 100 N. Central Park Ave in Chicago for five families who were displaced due to a deadly fire at 3114 W. Franklin Blvd in Chicago. Twenty three people spent the night and were provided safe shelter, food and comfort. Red Cross mental health counselors are on hand to help shelter residents deal with their loss. The Red Cross will determine how long to keep the shelter open, based on the needs of those impacted.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at