Tenants of the Hillsborough Pointe Apartments, in Omaha are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross this afternoon after a fire broke out this morning affecting 24 units and displacing 30 residents.
Food, clothing, shelter, comfort and care have been provided to residents based on need. A team of 12 volunteers and staff members from the American Red Cross responded to the fire and are currently finishing up on scene.
You can help people affected by disasters such as floods, tornadoes, fires and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. To make a donation, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit www.redcross.org/homefires.
Liz Dorland: Office: 402-343-7772, Mobile: 402-689-3683
About the American Red Cross:
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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.