The American Red Cross is joining other local disaster assistance organizations to open a “one-stop-shop” for the Sturgeon Bay residents who were displaced in a fire early Saturday morning that destroyed a 16-unit apartment building on the west side of the city. The multi-agency relief center will be open Tuesday, from 2-6PM, at the Lansing Avenue Center, behind Portside Builders, at 876 South Lansing Avenue. Trained Red Cross caseworkers will be available at the center to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and, locate assistance for their
specific disaster-caused needs. Representatives from several government, non-profit and religiously-affiliated disaster relief organizations will also be on hand to assist residents including, Lakeshore Cap, Neighbor to Neighbor, Feed My People, Veteran Services, and, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Since responding at the time of the fire, the Red Cross has provided the affected residents with financial support for emergency needs like food, shelter and clothing along with personal hygiene kits and blankets. In addition, the organization is supporting health needs along with being a compassionate shoulder to lean on.