American Red Cross Assisting Fire Victims

Joplin, MO-- The American Red Cross is on the scene assisting those displaced by the fire.

Members of the Disaster Action Team of the Greater Ozarks Chapter-Joplin Office are also on the scene.

Volunteers are on hand meeting with victims, helping with temporary shelter, food and clothing.

At lease eight of the 29 units damaged are known to be destroyed.

Volunteers will continue to assess basic emergency needs of those affected by this disaster and continue to follow up with them in the days ahead.

A shelter will be established at a local church for tonight and Tuesday night, that location hasn't been announced at this time.

The Independent Living Center at 2639 East 34th Street has allowed space for Red Cross volunteers over the next few days to meet with victims.

Monetary donations can be accepted to assist the victims of the apartment fire by contacting the American Red Cross at 417-624-4411.

Other fundraising efforts are underway to help victims, those will be announced as soon as we get that information.,

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Stay with KODE/KSN for the very latest information.

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