Red Cross works with Cambridge to shelter residents in cold snap

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Nearly 100 residents were forced out of their home Sunday night, when a water pipe froze and burst at the Cambridge YWCA. It caused the basement to flood, shutting down the fire suppression system, heat and electricity.  

More than 40 of those residents sought shelter at the Red Cross-supported Frisoli Youth Center Sunday night. The shelter was then relocated to St. Paul’s AME Church in Cambridge, where 38 residents stayed Monday night.

The Red Cross continues to work closely with the Cambridge Health Alliance and Medical Reserve Corp to take care of residents’ needs, and we will continue working together until the job is done.

Thank you to all of our partners involved.