Red Cross helping victims of Kent apartment fire; emergency shelter moves to new location

Dec. 13 fire at Woodland Estates

  • Monday, December 16, 2019 10:17am
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The American Red Cross has moved its emergency shelter to a new location to help the victims of a Friday morning fire at Woodland Estates Apartments.

The shelter is at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent.

All those impacted by the fire are encouraged to visit the new shelter site to connect with Red Cross assistance and additional resources.

The Red Cross was called to the multi-unit apartment fire. Disaster Action Team volunteers responded and have been working to engage all who are displaced and assess immediate needs.

A total of 90 units were impacted by fire, smoke or water damage and/or utility disruption.

As a result, the Red Cross worked with the property impacted to host an on-site shelter for the individuals displaced. The shelter provided cots and blankets for sleeping, warm meals and snacks, hygiene and comfort items, as well as volunteers to provide individual casework for families.

For more information, visit redcross.org.

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