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Search for Long-Term Housing Continues for Raleigh Fire Victims

Posted February 26, 2007 12:32 p.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2007 1:06 p.m. EST

— 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.