PASCO, Wash. - At least 40 displaced residents from the Sacajawea Apartment Complex fire are now getting help from the American Red Cross at Pasco High School.
Spokane and Walla Walla Red Cross volunteers are working together, providing those affected with more than just a place to sleep. 100 meals and 100 snacks have been served so far, cots have been set up in the gymnasium, and care packages have been distributed.
The Red Cross wants everyone affected by the fire to know that they have a place to come and feel safe.
"We want to make sure that we're empathetic and we're offering every level of support that we have possible to make sure those basic needs are met. Also, just being a person that these residents can talk to that they feel like somebody's there who's listening who's trying to help them recover," said Megan Snow with the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross expects to be set up at Pasco High for at least one week, possibly up to three weeks. Many residents are scared about what will happen after the Red Cross leaves, but the Red Cross says the next step is getting local charities to help get these people back on their feet.