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Shelter for Country Club Villas Fire to Close Thursday

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

Red Cross Supports Families Displaced by Country Club Villas Fire

Shelter Will Close at Noon on Thursday

 Denver, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015 – The American Red Cross continues to support the people and families affected by the multi-unit fire at the Country Club Villas apartment complex. Red Cross disaster workers have been providing shelter and support since the fire occurred Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015. A Red Cross shelter remains open tonight at the following location:

Chrest Moore LDS Church

740 Hudson Street
DENVER, CO 80220

The Red Cross shelter for the Country Club Villas Apartment fire will close at noon Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

Country Club Villas residents who have not already opened support cases with the Red Cross and/or with the Arapahoe County Human Services Department are urged to make that connection as soon as possible. Red Cross caseworkers will be at the shelter location through Thursday. Anyone needing additional Red Cross support beyond Thursday can call the Mile High Chapter office at (303) 722-7474 (Select option2 and then Option 1 to schedule an appointment). They should also contact the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services at (303) 636-1130.

"We are closing the shelter but that is not the end of our support for these people,” said Christine Manson, disaster program manager for the Red Cross Mile High Chapter. "We will work with each person or family to help them find resources that will help them recover from this.”

Many of the shelter residents are from other countries and several are non-English speakers. Friday and Saturday members of the Colorado Red Cross International services team were at the shelter to help answer questions about immigration, lost documentation and contacting relatives outside of the U.S.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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/Colorado, or join our blog at http://coloradoredcross.blogspot.com

 

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