(CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 19, 2017) – It is day three of shelter operations for families displaced by the Monday morning apartment fire on Farm Pond Lane in Charlotte. Last night, 58 people including more than 25 children, stayed at the shelter. Red Cross volunteer caseworkers are continuing to meet with families to determine their needs and help with a recovery plan. The goal is to get each family into more comfortable living arrangements and on the path to recovery as quickly as possible.
The Red Cross has reached out to community partners for a meeting Thursday to discuss coordinating efforts to most effectively help these families. The meeting will be in the Sanctuary at Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, Charlotte at 2 p.m.
The Red Cross is able to provide services such as shelter and casework assistance free thanks to the generosity of our donors. Anyone wishing to assist the Red Cross in providing assistance to people impacted by disasters such as this, please donate at redcross.org/nc or by calling 800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999to make a $10 donation.
If anyone would like to assist with donation of clothing items, the items may be taken to New Hope Baptist Church at 7841 Idlewild Road, Charlotte before 6 p.m. today. The church originally planned to collect items on Thursday as well but they have been overwhelmed with the response and need Thursday to help sort the items.