Disaster Action Team volunteers from the American Red Cross of Central New York provided assistance Tuesday to 18 tenants from a Syracuse apartment building that suffered extensive water damage after the roof caved in from Monday’s heavy rain.
The apartment building on Seeley Road has six units, five of which were occupied when the Red Cross was called at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to assist the tenants. Red Cross volunteers provided food to 10 adults and eight children from the five units, and also provided lodging for three of the families. All of the tenants were able to retrieve their clothing and personal items, and two of the families did not require lodging.
On Monday night, the Red Cross provided food and lodging for two adults who were displaced from their home on Scotland Road in DeWitt after the foundation of the house collapsed into the basement.
Red Cross volunteers remain available to all of the families for support, counseling and referrals to local agencies that will provide long-term assistance during their recovery.