Red Cross Assists Families from Two Different Apartment Fires in Green Bay over the Weekend

Fire crews working on the fire at the 12-unit apartment building on Rutgers St. in Green Bay.

Green Bay, WI – The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter was called out at 11:30 am Saturday, March 12, to assist residence of a 12-unit apartment building on Rutgers St. in Green Bay. Seven volunteers worked with Green Bay Fire and Green Bay Transit, who provided a city bus to shelter the individuals from the cold and snow.

Volunteers provided blankets, lunch, and comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) to the residents while it was determined from Green Bay Fire what units were safe to return to.

The American Red Cross did provide two adults with hotel stay, monetary assistance for food and clothes. All other residence where stayed with family or were able to return to their apartment.

Sunday, March 13, the Red Cross was called again at 12:15 pm to assist families displaced from fire in a 10-unit apartment building on S. Norwood St in Green Bay. Seven volunteers worked with three families (six adults and two teenagers) to provide them hotel stay, monetary assistance for food and clothes. We also provided the families home-made quilts, and comfort kits.

Seven residents were able to return to their units after the power was restored.

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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