Red Cross Response to South Philadelphia Building Collapse

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Red Cross workers help relief workers at the site of today's building collapse in South Philadelphia.

Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, partners and local businesses who assisted with the response.

8:30 p.m. Update:

The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania is now assisting six families, 14 people with financial assistance for food, clothing and other emergency needs following today's explosion and collapse on the 400 block of Daly street in South Philadelphia. Three families whose homes were damaged will stay at Red Cross House, the others have somewhere else to stay.

All other residents evacuated from the area had somewhere to go or have been allowed back to their homes, allowing the evacuation center at Taggert Elementary School to close Monday evening at 9pm.

Throughout Monday, the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania operated a reception center for residents evacuated from some 70 homes following the explosion and collapse. In all, 70 people came through the center for water, food or other services.

Red Paw Emergency Relief partnered with the Red Cross today at the evacuation and also worked with Philadelphia CART to assist displaced pets.

Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, partners and local businesses who assisted with the response.

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