Denver, Sunday, June 18, 2017 — On Sunday afternoon, American Red Cross was notified of a building collapse at the Maplewood Village Apartment Complex in Lakewood. Disaster Action Team members responded to the scene and met with residents to assess their immediate needs. There were more then 56 people in need of emergency assistance. Working with City officials, Red Cross has opened a shelter, located at the Green Mountain Recreation Center, 13198 W Green Mountain Dr. Lakewood CO 80227, for those residents who were displaced.
A meeting was held with the members of the apartment complex, at the scene, where residents were advised the location of the shelter and resources they could expect, along with the opening time of the shelter being 10:30 pm.
This facility will support the residents this evening with accommodations for food and rest overnight. People are being provided with blankets and comfort kits, which include hygiene items. Moving forward Red Cross will work with City and County officials, property management, and partners to determine the next steps for the residents.
Updates will be provided as the situation continues to unfold in the next 24 hours.
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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.