Red Cross Opens Shelter for Residents of Courtyard Estates Apartments

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – 3:45 p.m., Feb. 21, 2014 – The American Red Cross will open a shelter at the First Presbyterian Church Weber Street Center, 105 N. Weber St. in Colorado Springs. The shelter will be open only for those residents who were displaced by the fire at the Courtyard Estates Apartments.

The shelter will be open at 4 p.m., Feb. 21, 2014, and remain open through the weekend if needed. At the shelter there will be cots, blankets, food, beverages and comfort kits.

Pets will not be allowed inside the First Presbyterian Church. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has space available for those people needing to shelter their pets. Information about pet sheltering will be available at the Red Cross shelter.

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 redcross.org/colorado, on Twitter at ppredcross, or join our blog at http://coloradoredcross.blogspot.com.

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