Friday, November 5, 2010

The American Red Cross of Central Texas Responds to 2 Alarm Apartment Fire

Our Disaster Reponse Teams reponded last night to a 2 alarm fire that ripped through the Silvervale Apartments in north Austin.  A total of 14 units were damaged leaving 34 adults and 9 children without a place to stay on one of the coldest nights of the year.

Our staff quickly distributed blankets, comfort kits and snacks to the families that were affected and were able to work with the apartment complex management to temporarily move them to vacant units in the complex.  We will continue to work with those families that will need further assistance.

Events like this remind us why we do what we do.  We are so thankful to our volunteers and supporters who allow us to provide comfort and hope to families in their darkest hour.

Take a look at the video below for more on-the-scene information.  You can also visit the KXAN and KEYE websites for more news stories about the fire and how the Red Cross is helping.

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