ALBANY, NY (March 29, 2015) – Volunteers from the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross are helping six more Schenectady families after a fire this evening on Windsor Terrace. On Saturday, the Red Cross opened a shelter at Christ Church, 970 State Street, to provide assistance to victims of an apartment building fire on Albany Street. Tonight, another 15 people affected by the fire on Windsor Terrace are receiving Red Cross care at the shelter.
Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing meals, snacks, health services and emotional support to people affected by both of this weekend's fires in Schenectady. In the coming days, the Red Cross will remain available to help these families as they continue to navigate the road to recovery.
The Red Cross shelter at Christ Church is currently scheduled to close on Monday, March 30 at 2:00 P.M. Red Cross workers will coordinate with the Schenectady County Department of Social Services and other community partners to ensure that all fire victims have alternate housing arrangements before the shelter is closed.
You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. To donate, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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 www.redcross.org.