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Red Cross Response following Lindell Apartment Fire

At this time, the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter is requesting that any displaced residents who still need assistance with immediate needs contact us at our Chapter office:

  • Caseworkers with our Disaster Services department will be on hand to assist those emergency needs
  • The phone number to call is 314.516.2700
  • For the past two days, the Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter staffed a temporary Casework Center at our Blood Services Building at 4050 Lindell:

  • So far, the Red Cross has opened 58 official cases to assist those residents with emergency needs of items such as food, clothing and life-sustaining medications.
  • Since the fire broke out in the 3900 block of Lindell Tuesday evening, the Red Cross has been working continuously at the scene, at the temporary Casework Center at Blood Services, and here at Chapter Headquarters, including:

  • Dozens of staff members (paid employees and volunteers)
  • DAT (Disaster Action Team) members have provided approximately 750 canteen items (water, food and snacks) to residents, emergency responders and authorities at the scene
  • Anyone who wants to make a financial donation can contact the local Chapter of the American Red Cross at 314.516.2800.

    The Red Cross does not directly accept tangible items for donation. If anyone wishes to donate those, they can contact:

  • The Center for Service and Community Engagement at SLU; 314.977.4105, 3550 Lindell; Tegeler Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 315
  • United Way: 211, or from a cell phone 1.800.427.4626
  • About Red Cross Emergency Services:

    The American Red Cross provides immediate assistance with food, shelter and other critical needs immediately following emergencies. The Red Cross is able to respond 24/7 throughout the region thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers and generous donors. All Red Cross disaster relief assistance is free. For other emergency and long-term needs, call the United Way’s 2-1-1 resource center, where a trained specialist is always available. Those with cell phones only should call 1-800-427-4626.To learn more about Red Cross services, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).