All 18 residents of the building have been made homeless due the blaze, and have lost all of their possessions. Services provided by American Red Cross include housing, food, clothing, shoes, bedding, emotional support and emergency health needs.
Currently, the Red Cross has spent more than $11,000 in immediate emergency assistance to help the devastated families. This number could exceed more than $20,000 according to the additional emergency needs of the affected individuals. All American Red Cross emergency assistance is provided at no cost, made possible through generous donations of the public. The American Red Cross of Alaska is actively encouraging financial donations to support the relief efforts. To help make a secure donation online at www.alaska.redcross.org or send a check to: American Red Cross of Alaska, 235 E. 8th Ave, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501.
For additional information call Kelly Hurd, public affairs office, American Red Cross of Alaska, at (907) 646-5412.