American Red Cross shelter in Lowell lends a helping hand

Red Cross volunteers help set up cots for those staying the night after being displaced from their home. PHOTOS BY LUIS MATNOG

American Red Cross voluteers and staff members helped pull together a shelter for homeless Lowell residents after a fire destroyed a 36-unit building early Sunday morning. 

Up to 60 residents and were served by the Red Cross, including coffee for firefighters at the scene, prime rib served on carving stations from Lenzi’s Catering, and cots for sleeping overnight inside the shelter set up at the Lowell Senior Center.

 A special thanks to The Wish Project for providing 20 bags full of toys, portable cribs, and a school uniform for one young child in need. 

To volunteer and help pay for local disaster relief call 1-800-REDCROSS.

UPDATE: Of the 72 who have sought assistance from the American Red Cross after Lowell’s Easter Sunday fire, just 7 remained in the shelter Tuesday night.

Blankets and towels were provided at the shelter.

Red Cross workers assist those in need with case work and other services at the shelter.

For more coverage of the fire, check Boston.com, WBZ, and FOX 25

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