Red Cross Opening "One-Stop Shop" for Residents of Damaged Kenosha Apartment Building
American Red Cross is partnering with other local disaster assistance organizations to open a “one-stop shop” for residents of the Monday morning fire which damaged the 20-unit apartment building at 3514 50th Street, Kenosha.
On Thursday, March 10th, the Multi-Agency Relief Center (MARC) will be open from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Kenosha Transit, 4304 39th Avenue in Kenosha.
Trained Red Cross caseworkers will be available at the MARC to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs.
Representatives from government, non-profit, and faith-based organizations will also be on hand to assist residents including:
- American Red Cross
- Kenosha Human Services
- St. Vincent DePaul
- Catholic Charities
- Human Developmental Services
- Shalom Center
- Outreach Center
- Salvation Army
- WIC Agency
- First United Methodist Church (information only)
Since responding at the time of the fire, the Red Cross has provided residents by opening an overnight shelter at the Bradford High School. An average of 20-guests have slept overnight with daytime services open to all displaced residents such as enjoying more than 600 meals and snacks and receiving personal hygiene kits. The client casework team has issued financial support for emergency needs like food, clothing and other immediate needs. In addition, trained professionals are supporting health needs along with being a compassionate shoulder to lean on.
“It’s situations like this our local disaster teams are the face of the community and they help coordinate resources to navigate the road to recovery,” stated Christopher Bach, Disaster Program Manager.