American Red Cross still helping 132 residents displaced by fire at Patten Towers

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – The American Red Cross and disaster responders from across Tennessee continue to support recovery efforts for residents impacted by a fire at Patten Towers in Chattanooga.

That three-alarm blaze started on March 27th. The entire apartment building was evacuated.

The American Red Cross provided more than 500 meals and will continue to shelter more than 130 residents at area hotels.

“Our team of volunteers and staff are continuing to provide assistance, safe shelter and food for fire victims and will help to get all returned into their homes,” said Julia Wright, chapter director for the Southeast Chapter of the Red Cross. “We continue to work with our local partners and government officials to ensure that each person receives the recovery services they need.”

Officials say volunteers are continuing to work closely with local officials and Emergency Management Agencies to assess community needs.

If you need support, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

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