Red Cross opening shelter for displaced families in Charlotte

The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross will open a shelter for families displaced by the three-alarm fire at Little Rock Apartments on Leake Street.

Up to 13 families will need the help of the Red Cross due to the fire that started Sunday morning. Red Cross volunteers will open the shelter at 6 p.m. at Philip O’Berry Academy on Alleghany Street.

In the coming days, volunteers will work with the displaced families on a case-by-case basis to assess their needs for further assistance.

This is the third fire in Charlotte the Red Cross this weekend. Friday night, two fires required Red Cross response, including a two-alarm fire that affected five families.

The Red Cross has also been on the scene of these fires to provide drinks and snacks for the Charlotte Fire Department and other first responders.


All Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no charge to our clients and is made possible by the generosity of our community. You can help families like the ones affected by this fire by donating to the Greater Carolinas Chapter.

Click here to make a donation


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