Bluffs fire victims receive help from Red Cross

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February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

More than a dozen tenants of the Council Bluffs apartment complex who were displaced by a fire early Monday morning, have received assistance in the form of food, clothing and shelter, from the American Red Cross. The Fire at 215 South 10th Street happened at around 1:15-a.m., Monday.  The blaze destroyed 7 units and displacing 17 residents.The cause remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Residents of the apartment complex were provided with the necessities, along with comfort and care, based on need. A team of five volunteers from the Red Cross Metro Disaster Action Team responded to the fire to assist the affected families.

The Red Cross depends on the generous support of Omaha metro residents to respond to its neighbors who are affected by home fires. Officials say you can help the Red Cross continue to be ready to respond and help fire victims by making a financial contribution to Nebraska/SW Iowa Region today.

To make a financial donation, visit www.redcross.org, call 712.322.4017, or mail a check to 705 N. 16th St. Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501.