Brooklyn Park, Minnesota – Seven apartments were destroyed at the Windsor Gates Apartment in Brooklyn Park when a severe fire started Tuesday, June 22nd. In addition, about 25 residents were displaced. State Representative Mike Nelson, Brooklyn Park, applauded the work of dozens of firefighters who helped put out the blaze and ensure the safety of everyone inside.
“Anytime you have a fire like this you first have to take comfort in the fact that one was hurt badly," said Nelson.
With over two dozen Brooklyn Park residents rendered homeless from the blaze, Nelson called on area residents to pitch in to help out their neighbors and community members.
“There are families who lost everything in this fire,” said Nelson. “As a community, we need to rally around them and do what we can to help them recover.”
Nelson released information on the following ways you can help.
Red Cross - Disaster Assistance
If you need Red Cross Disaster Assistance, call 612-871-7676
United Way – Twin Cities – Disaster Aid
Getting help is easy. There are three ways to reach the free and confidential food information service from United Way, which is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week: Just dial 2-1-1. Cell phone users call 651-291-0211. Dial 1-800-543-7709 for the toll-free line.
Red Cross – Local Disaster Relief Fund
People can help those affected by disasters by donating to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund.
Twin Cities Area Chapter NW 5597
PO Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5597
People can help by contacting our local food shelf.
Community Emergency Assistance Program
6840 78th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
For information on how The Salvation Army is assisting in local and national disasters, or how you can be a disaster volunteer, visit:
www.thesalarmy.org/serv/disasterbrochure.pdf or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LSS Disaster Services
Following a major domestic disaster, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) works together with the national office of Lutheran Disaster Response to bring help, hope and healing to disaster survivors and their care givers.
2485 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
1-800-987-0061 or 651/969-2345