The American Red Cross continues to support those affected by Friday night’s 4-alarm fire at the Racquet Club Apartments in Levittown, PA in a variety of ways. Red Cross staff and volunteers were at the scene of the fire all day Saturday meeting one on one with those who were displaced and providing them with the resources for food, clothing, and/or lodging, along with assistance getting prescriptions refilled.
As of 12:00 pm, July 29, the Red Cross has provided direct financial assistance to 21 families, 36 people in all, with an expectation that others will need assistance in the days and possibly weeks ahead. Many families are choosing not to receive Red Cross assistance.
As for the public helping those displaced, please share this information as best as you can.
Thanks to the efforts of State Representative Frank Farry, with Red Cross support and consultation, a one-time community donation drop-off has been scheduled for Monday 7/29 between 8 am and 6pm at Walter Miller Elementary School at 10 Cobalt Ridge Drive, Levittown. The public is welcome to drop off bare necessities (i.e. toiletries and detergents and pet supplies) and/or NEW or GENTLY USED clothing ONLY. Please NO toys, sports equipment or other non-essential items.
At about 6pm Monday, July 29 displaced residents are invited to come by the school and grab what they need. Various community groups will also be on hand to assist with gift cards and other services. The Red Cross will also be there to meet with any families that were not able to meet with the Red Cross today or who may still need additional assistance.
The Red Cross would also like to encourage residents to consider making a financial donation to the Red Cross. The Red Cross services provided to those affected by Friday night’s fire are completely free of charge and are made possible solely through donations from the public. The Red Cross gets virtually no government funding. In short, the Red Cross relies on donations to be able to respond to disasters like the Levittown fire.
To donate to the Red Cross disaster relief fund, click on the donate tab. People can also text a $10 donation right from their phone by texting REDCROSS (all one word) to 90999.
You can also call (215) 299-4000 M-F, 8-4:30 or send a check made payable to the American Red Cross Southeastern PA to 2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Thank you for generous and ongoing support.