Local Red Cross provides emergency assistance and meals to families affected by Pottstown explosion | southeastern Pennsylvania

POTTSTOWN, Pa. – In the wake of Thursday’s explosion that destroyed homes and killed a woman and four children in Pottstown, the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania is providing assistance to community residents.

As of Saturday morning, the Red Cross was providing emergency assistance to a total of 34 people from 11 families. Help comes in the form of shelter, food, personal care items, and emotional support.

The chapter’s disaster-trained volunteers will also provide breakfast and lunch to community residents at Pottstown High School from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 28.

The Red Cross says it will continue to assess the needs of those affected by the deadly explosion.

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