The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania responded quickly to the deadly building collapsed at the intersection of 22nd and Market Streets in Center City Philadelphia on June 5. The Red Cross set up a service center for first responders, rescue workers, fire fighters, police, construction workers and anyone else working at the scene. This service center provided water, snacks and meals as well as services such as nurses to assist with small first aid issues and eye washes and mental health and spiritual care workers to provide emotional and spiritual care. The service center remained opened until the search and rescue efforts ceased, more than 31 near-consecutive hours.
Red Cross Integrated Care teams are also following up with victims and families of victims to provide support as needed.
The Red Cross continues to send our sincerest condolences to our friends and partners at the Salvation Army during this difficult time.
Here's more about our response:
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