Work continued over the weekend to help about 100 people who lost their homes to an explosion in Silver Spring, Maryland, that happened Thursday.
The Red Cross held an informational meeting Sunday, so affected residents of the Friendly Garden Apartments could learn about available resources and the recovery process. Meals, hygiene kits and tote bags were also given out to the about 100 people affected.
The blast sent 14 people to the hospital, seven remained there as of Friday afternoon, including two children, according to Montgomery County Fire and EMS. Fire investigators said they found a cut gas line in the basement of the apartment building, but the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
“Our thoughts are with the individuals and families who have suffered loss due to this horrific incident,” Curt Luthye, executive director for the Red Cross of Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties, said in a news release. “Our trained volunteers stand ready to support those with disaster-caused needs, for as long as help is needed.”