Minneapolis MN Drake Fire Response

Start Date: 01/03/2020


The Red Cross set up a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Minneapolis on Fri & Sat, 1/3-4, to support the clients of the Drake Hotel, which burned on Christmas Day, forcing the evacuation of 150-175 clients & 100 children. The Drake Hotel was used for overflow housing when other shelters were full, creating an additional crisis to care for those displaced by the fire. HOPE-AACR, along with 35 other agencies, provided comfort, resources and needed supplies for the clients.

Agency: Red Cross / MNVOAD

Karen Alvord & Charles; Bill & Julie Powell & Winston; Laura Fruci and Gioia