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Supporting Families Displaced by Multi-family Fire

Fire Safety

Denver, 10 a.m., Friday, Sep. 18, 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.

A Red Cross shelter remains open at the following location:

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

1596 S. Dayton St.

Denver, CO 80247

Twenty-two people were registered for overnight stay at the shelter Thursday night and Thirty-two people ate breakfast this morning at the shelter. So far the Red Cross has provided 149 meals to those affected and utilized 32 Red Cross disaster workers to provide support. 

Red Cross has provided a safe place to stay for anyone affected by this disaster, along with support for minor medical needs and emotional support. Red Cross Health Service Nurses have provided special arrangements for those residents with functional and access needs. "Our teams will continue to work with each of the affected residents," said Christine Manson, disaster program manager for the Red Cross. "Our nurses have been really leaning forward to help those people with functional and access needs.”

The Red Cross disaster team has been working closely with a variety of agencies in an effort to provide support for those affected, both short term and long term. Arapahoe County will have a team of support personnel at the shelter this afternoon to try and work on longer term housing needs. Other support organizations have been activated to determine what additional support can be provided.

More information about the status of the shelter, feeding, and plans for continued services for those who are not able to return to their homes will be released when it is available.