Red Cross seeking financial donations to help families affected by apartment fire

BRIGHAM CITY – The American Red Cross of Northern Utah continues to manage a shelter to assist those affected by an apartment fire in Brigham City on Monday, Dec. 2. The fire severely damaged apartment units at the Twin Pines apartments located at 580 North Main in Brigham City.

Currently 16 people are registered at the shelter and many Red Cross volunteers are providing warm meals and a shoulder to lean on for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. The Red Cross opened a reception center late Monday night at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Brigham City for the families who were displaced from their homes by the fire. 

Early Tuesday morning the Red Cross opened a shelter for the displaced families. The apartment building had 20 units that were affected. No injuries were reported, but seven apartments were completely destroyed. 

Volunteers from the Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to the apartment fire soon after it started. In a press release, the Red Cross says the outpouring of donations has been very generous. However, physical and personal items such as clothing and supplies are not needed at this time. Financial donations are most helpful and will help to assist with specific needs and overall operations.

Also, volunteers are always needed and anyone interested in volunteering should contact the American Red Cross at <a class=”moz-txt-link-abbreviated” href=”http://www.redcross.org/utah”>www.redcross.org/utah</a> to find your local chapter.

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