American Red Cross Responds to East Harlem Building Explosion

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A Red Cross reception center has been opened at nearby PS 57 for affected residents and their family members.

The American Red Cross Greater New York region is providing assistance to those affected by this morning’s building explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem.

Several teams of Red Cross disaster responders, including mental health professionals, are at the scene. A Red Cross reception center has been opened at nearby PS 57 for affected residents and their family members.

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/gny or follow us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.