Red Cross Helps Seven Displaced from Apartment Fire on East Side of Green Bay

Fire Crews at the scene. Photo Doug Harvey/American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a six-unit apartment fire at the East Mason St. Apartments in Green Bay around 8:30pm Thursday, January 6. Eleven American Red Cross disaster workers assisted the six adults and one infant displaced by the fire with their immediate emergency needs.

We provided two adults and one infant with hotel stay, monetary assistance for clothing, infant supplies, seasonal garments and food.

The other four adults had friends or family to stay with. We provided them with monetary assistance for clothes and food.

We also provided all clients with comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts.

There were two individuals displaced from the fire that, at this time, did not request Red Cross assistance.

Red Cross volunteers also provided emergency crews and clients with water, coffee, snacks and sandwiches to provide them with comfort and support while at the scene.

Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. You can help individuals of this disaster and others by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter for local disaster relief. For information call the Lakeland Chapter at 920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.

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