HOUSTON, TX, (March 12, 2018) – The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter in North Houston to assist those displaced by a multi-unit fire at the Sago Palms apartment complex early Monday morning. Current estimates suggest that approximately 30 people may be affected by the fire that damaged 16 units in the complex.
Red Cross volunteers and staff are preparing to provide residents in need with a safe, warm place to sleep, food and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. Disaster caseworkers will meet with displaced families, assess their needs and help build their individualized recovery plans.
Shelter location: New Light Christian Church, 1535 Greens Mark, Houston, TX, 77067
The emergency shelter opened at 12:00 p.m.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross, a United Way agency, 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 members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.