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  Center Point Apartment Fire Update
CENTER POINT, May 4, 2007- This is an update from a previous email that included preliminary information. Currently the Red Cross is providing services for more than 43 people affected by the Center Point Parkway Mirage apartment fire. We have consulted with 12 of the 13 families displaced by the fire. !6 units were damaged or destroyed, 13 of which were occupied. We are in the process of contacting the remaining family to offer assistance.

All families have shelter in vacant apartments provided by the apartment manager. A.R.C.H.I.E. (Red Cross Helps in Emergencies) staff and volunteers provided client assistance cards for basic needs including clothing, food and other immediate necessities. Lunch and snacks were served to affected families and first responders earlier today. Three case workers will remain on the scene until 3pm today. A translator from the apartment complex is also on site to assist with clients.

We will continue getting numbers and other information from people who have not sought help in order to facilitate assistance. We are working to help all clients before the close of business today. Those needing help from the Red Cross can call 205 458 8282.

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