The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a 4-unit apartment fire on Walnut St. on the East Side of Green Bay around 11:30pm on Thursday, January 20. The fire displaced three adults and five children from their home.
The fire damaged just the one unit and the individuals from the other three units were able to return to their homes once power was restored.
Two American Red Cross Disaster workers assisted the families based upon their immediate emergency needs. We provided the clients with hotel stay, monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts.
Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. You can help individuals of this disaster and others by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter for local disaster relief. For information call the Lakeland Chapter at 920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.