American Red Cross Responds to 17-Unit Apartment Fire in Allentown

(Allentown, PA) Sept. 17, 2013 – On Sept. 17, 2013, at approximately 12 A.M., the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter was notified of 17-unit apartment fire on E. Union Street in Allentown, PA. The Red Cross assisted a total of 7 families with the following services: Family 1 (2 adults/2 children) with lodging and food; Family 2 (2 adults/1 child) with food and diapers; Family 3 (2 adults) with lodging and food; Family 4 (1 adult) with lodging and food; Family 5 (1 adult) with lodging and food; Family 6 (1 adult) with lodging and food; Family 7 (2 adults) with lodging and food. The Red Cross will follow up with the families for additional services, if needed.

Northeast PA Region Red Cross chapters and contact information:

Janet Curtis

Executive Director

Berks, Schuylkill

Office: (610) 375-4383, ext. 121

Cell: (570) 789-3659

Jim Rienhardt

Executive Director

Poconos, Wayne Pike

Office: (570) 476-3800

Cell: (570) 234-9444

Sherry Nealon-Williams

Interim Executive Director

Bradford-Sullivan,

Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties

Office: (570) 207-0111

Cell: (570) 417-5608

Sherry Nealon-Williams

Executive Director

Lackawanna, Wyoming Valley, Hazleton

Office: (570) 823-7161, ext. 325

Cell: (570) 417-5608

Rita Inklovich

Executive Director

Danville Area, Bloomsburg,

Greater Berwick

Office: (570) 784-1395

Cell: (570) 594-3217

Peter M. Brown

Regional CEO

Greater Lehigh Valley

Office: (610) 865-4400, ext. 236

Cell: (610) 533-0500

About the American Red Cross: You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or any one of the local Red Cross chapters.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.