Two of the 30 units destroyed were vacant, but Monday night's fire at the Coastal Haven Senior Citizens Apartments left twenty-eight people without a home.
While some are staying with family, others have no where to go; but thankfully, the Red Cross is stepping in.
Families of some of the fire victims spent the day salvaging what they could from the units that weren't heavily damaged at Coastal Haven.
"We just wanted to get my clothes and my medicines, mainly," said Carolyn Cassidy, a victim of the fire.
The Red Cross found temporary lodging for three of the residents. Four residents said they had places to stay. But the fate of the remaining 21 residents is still being worked on. In the meantime, the Red Cross will be welcoming any and all types of donations.
"We are collecting information from the public if they want to donate, you know, furniture, pots and pans and things like that," said Danny Resendez of the American Red Cross.
Donations are not being taken in person, so contact information so that they know what can be provided. The Red Cross is also taking monetary donations.
If you want to support the American Red Cross, you can go to their Web site at www.cbtredcross.org or call them at 361-887-9991.
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