Denver, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015 - The American Red Cross opened an evacuation shelter at the Potter’s House Church, 9495 E. Florida Ave. in Denver for people evacuated due to a multi-unit apartment fire at the Country Club Villas in Denver. Approximately 25 people stayed at the Potter's House Church shelter through the early morning hours.
The Red Cross mobilized a Disaster Action Team in the early stages of the response, along with a shelter team and feeding team to provide support for the affected residents. A mobile feeding vehicle was activated to provide food support, an emergency response vehicle brought blankets and supplies and another team brought an emergency shelter supply trailer.
Fourteen Red Cross volunteers supported the response effort. Red Cross nurses were at the shelter to support minor medical needs, along with a disaster mental health professional to provide emotional support. "Our teams will work with each of the affected residents today," said Jessica Pate, disaster program specialist for the Red Cross. "We will talk with each on to determine what support the Red Cross can provide."
More information about the status of the shelter, feeding, and plans for continued services for those who can not return to their apartments will be released when it is available.