Pasco — The Red Cross says its disaster relief operation for residents displaced by the Sacajawea Apartment fire in Pasco should last for at least one week.
As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, about 40 people displaced by the Saturday night blaze were staying at the Red Cross shelter at Pasco High School, a news release said.
The nonprofit has provided more than 140 meals and 140 snacks to the residents, it said. Mental health volunteers also are helping the residents deal with the trauma.
Displaced residents from the Sacajawea complex fire are encouraged to come to the shelter to meet with Red Cross caseworkers to discuss emergency needs and receive Red Cross assistance. The shelter is open and staffed 24 hours-a-day, the release said.
To donate money to relief efforts, call 783-6195 or mail to 7202 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.
The Red Cross said several companies and organizations have made contributions of goods or money, including Southern Baptists Convention; Coca-Cola Bottling of Pasco; Circle K Stores of Argent/Pasco, Broadmoor/Pasco, Fourth & Vancouver/Kennewick and Gage & Leslie/Richland; Wal-Mart; Culligan Water; Subway at Leslie and Clearwater; New Beginning Christian Community and Allen Brecke.