Red Cross Continues to Assist Vancouver Residents Affected by Apartment Fire; Shelter Closes this Evening

UPDATE: VANCOUVER, Wash. December 31, 2016, 4:40 p.m. — The Red
Cross continues to provide assistance to individuals affected by an apartment
fire in 1000 block of NE Notchlog Dr, in Vancouver, WA. In addition to
operating a shelter overnight last night and throughout the day today, the Red
Cross is providing assistance to affected people to address their immediate and
basic, disaster-caused needs such as assistance for temporary lodging and food. 

The shelter established at St John Lutheran Church in Vancouver will close this
evening, December 31, 2016, at approximately 5 p.m. The decision to close the
shelter was made based on an analysis of the needs of displaced residents. The
Red Cross will continue to work with residents to ensure their immediate basic
needs are being met following the disaster.


Wash. December 30, 2016 at 
11:20 p.m. — Disaster responders with the local American Red
Cross are assisting residents affected by an apartment fire in Vancouver.

30 residents have been displaced from their homes as a result of a fire, which
occurred at an apartment complex located in the 10000 block of NE Notchlog
Dr in Vancouver, WA.

The American
Red Cross has established a temporary shelter located at:

St John
Lutheran Church

11005 NE Hwy
Vancouver, WA 98686

Individuals and
families affected by the apartment fire and in need of shelter assistance are
encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.
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American Red Cross

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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
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depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its
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