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Red Cross Opens Shelter After North Houston Apartment Fire
News Release
Monday, February 26, 2018

HOUSTON – The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter in North Houston to assist those displaced by a multi-unit fire at the North Bend apartment complex early Monday morning. Current estimates suggest that approximately 60 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. Health Services and Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available, along with caseworkers who will meet with displaced families, assess their needs and help build their individualized recovery plans.

Shelter location: St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Rd, Houston, TX 77070

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 or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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