Red Cross Helping Dozens after Apartment Fire in Bloomington

A Red Cross mobile feeding unit is en route to provide food and hydration.

The Red Cross is helping dozens of people evacuated from a 40-unit apartment fire on the 8000 block of 12th Ave S. in Bloomington Sunday morning. A Red Cross mobile feeding unit is en route to provide food and hydration and Red Cross volunteers are supporting families during this crisis and helping them determine next steps.

The Northern Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross responds to more than a disaster a day. Red Cross disaster relief includes emergency housing, food, clothing, medicine and medical supplies, eyeglasses, health services, and disaster counseling. Financial relief is typically used by clients at local businesses, thus pumping charitable contributions back into the communities we serve.

The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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. Our Northern Minnesota Region is comprised of six community chapters, and serves 4.3 million people in 45 counties in northern Minnesota and three counties in western Wisconsin. 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/northmn.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Carrie Carlson-Guest

(612) 743-5555

carrie.carlson-guest@redcross.org