Monday, June 19, 2017

Red Cross Opens Shelter for Residents of Maplewood Village Apartment

UPDATE --- Denver, Monday, June 19, 2017 - The shelter opened for the Maplewood Village Apartment Complex will close at 5:00 P.M., June 19, 2017. Accommodations have been made for all displaced residents. A full update will be provided at the apartment complex at 5:00 P.M. The Red Cross feeding vehicle will be on scene at that time to provide food water and snacks. 

UPDATE ---- Denver, Monday, June 19, 2017 - On Sunday, June 18, residents of Maplewood Village Apartment Complex were provided information regarding sheltering for overnight to meet their emergency needs for food and shelter. There were three residents who took advantage of the shelter opportunity. At this time Red Cross has been in contact with our partners at the city of Lakewood Office of Emergency Management, as well as the property owner, to determine the best solution to meet long term needs of the residents who were displaced by the roof collapse. 

Red Cross will continue to work with the partners this afternoon to provide support. Outreach to displaced residents will be made by property management and Red Cross will be on scene at the Maplewood Village Apartment Complex at 5:00 pm this evening with our Mobile Feeding Unit to provide sandwiches, water and snacks. 
Denver, Sunday, June 18, 2017 — On Sunday afternoon, American Red Cross was notified of a building collapse at the Maplewood Village Apartment Complex in Lakewood. Disaster Action Team members responded to the scene and met with residents to assess their immediate needs. There were more then 56 people in need of emergency assistance. Working with City officials, Red Cross has opened a shelter, located at the Green Mountain Recreation Center, 13198 W Green Mountain Dr. Lakewood CO 80227, for those residents who were displaced. 

A meeting was held with the members of the apartment complex, at the scene, where residents were advised the location of the shelter and resources they could expect, along with the opening time of the shelter being 10:30 pm. 

This facility will support the residents this evening with accommodations for food and rest overnight. People are being provided with blankets and comfort kits, which include hygiene items. Moving forward Red Cross will work with City and County officials, property management, and partners to determine the next steps for the residents.

Updates will be provided as the situation continues to unfold in the next 24 hours.  

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