The Centennial Hall shelter closed Wednesday, but some people have been dropping off items at the hall, which are not needed at this time, according to Joanna Schneeberger, of the Red Cross Gastineau Fire Disaster Team.
She says the Red Cross is issuing money cards to help victims with their immediate needs.
“They’re called credit cards that we’re issuing to them so they can actually get exactly what they need and what they’re used to, instead of having to sift through little donations,” Schneeberger says.
The Juneau Red Cross chapter still needs funds for the more than 50 victims of the Monday night fire that destroyed the South Franklin Street apartment building.
Schneeberger says housing also remains an issue.
“We’re still looking for housing and especially people who can take Section 8 housing, because that’s the one thing we have an issue with in Juneau,” she says. “It’s a definite need.”
Contact the Red Cross office at 463-5713 if you can help with housing. Checks can be dropped off at the office at 3225 Hospital Drive.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.