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Raleigh fire: Get help, give help

Posted 11:22 a.m. Monday
Updated 10:01 a.m. today

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— The Red Cross is helping residents whose homes are unlivable after the massive fire that left 10 buildings damaged in downtown Raleigh.

Since the blaze on March 16, the Red Cross has provided meals, medications, counseling and financial assistance to more than 100 people.

More than 205 apartments and 37 condos were damaged across three buildings when the fire, which totaled the building that was to be The Metropolitan, toppled a construction crane and melted windows in condominiums of the Quorum Center and the Link apartments.

Those seeking help or wanting to give help can call the Red Cross Triangle Chapter at 919-231-1602 or 919-996-2999.

Other local businesses and organizations are also helping people in need:

–The Raleigh Chamber has offered space to any businesses that needs it

–Google Fiber in Glenwood South has free internet, food and open desks for people put out by the damage

–Bamboo Realty on Peace Street is offering free guidance on information about short-term rentals to those displaced by the fire. They are also offering their office to those who need quiet place to work downtown. Call 703-657-9451

–The VCA Triangle Tower Animal Hospital is offering to board pets. Call 919-231-8030

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