Red Cross Opens Casework Center For Lindell Fire Victims

Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  The American Red Cross has been at the scene of that massive fire on Lindell Boulevard since shortly after flames broke out Tuesday night.

Now they’re opening a casework center to help victims burned out of their homes.

“It’s at 4050 Lindell in our blood services building,” says Red Cross spokesperson Peggy Barnhart. “Any of the residents who have immediate needs such as food, clothing, shelter, replacement medicines can come to the Red Cross building at 4050 Lindell starting at 11 am.”

She says those services will be provided until “we think there’s no longer a need for it”.

The apartments at 3949 Lindell contained 197 units and was nearly 90% occupied at the time the flames broke out Tuesday night, and she says they can help as many of those displaced residents who need help.

“We can help with the plan of recovery,” Barnhart explains. “Most people have never been through a fire before and so they’re lost…they don’t know what to do.”

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