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Search for Long-Term Housing Continues for Raleigh Fire Victims

Posted February 26, 2007

— Red Cross officials are meeting Monday with residents displaced by fires at two housing complexes in Raleigh.

Thirty-six families totaling 102 people have stayed at hotels using Red Cross vouchers. All of the families have had their lives disrupted by Thursday’s fires at Pine Knoll Townes and the Pines of Ashton communities.

Officials with the Red Cross are talking with those families about making long-term housing arrangements. The families are currently using debit cards issued by the Red Cross to help with their essential needs.

Crossroads Fellowship Church, located on Millbrook Road in Raleigh, has also been taking donations for those affected by the fire. The group is offering a dinner for the families of the fire at 6 p.m. Monday night, where they will give them donated goods.

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  • Cleanup on Aisle Cool Feb 26, 2007

    LifeLover -
    I don't think anyone is going to want to move back into that firetrap, er, complex.

    This raises a serious issue for those of you living in townhomes. This is the reason homes should be seperated (or if they have to be built close together like in Europe, built of non-combustable materials like stone or brick).

  • dcayless Feb 26, 2007

    Anna Nicole mother is one sick person, who cares nothing for her daughter. She should be buried already. COME ON FLORIDA COURTS YOU IDIOTS

  • Daria Feb 26, 2007

    If they have insurance, their insurance company will make them an immediate payment for living expenses.

  • LuvMyLife Feb 26, 2007

    Can they not be offered other units available in the same complex?

  • jstarli Feb 26, 2007

    We went though a house fire due to a lightning strike to our house. Not only do you have to worry about where to live, etc. You have to keep a look out for every scum bag who comes looking to make money off your situation. And they are people out there like that, trust me, I met them.

  • buck121794 Feb 26, 2007

    These people have been paying taxes so there must be some way the State can help. Does the State help people who have jobs?