Red Cross opens shelter for displaced Waukesha condo owners

THOSE WHO TRY TO DISCOVER THE CHERNEY SUITE: CONSIDER THIS AS AN OPEN ORDO FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT HE.LP >> YOU DON’T REALIZE WHO YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO UNTIL SOMETHING LIKE TSHI HAPPENS. CHNEERY: THIS IS AN EMOTIONAL TIME FOR DAVID SECOR. WE FIRST MET HIM, IN THE LOBBY OF THE BAYMONT INN IN WAUKESHA. ONE OF DOZENS OF OWNERS, FORCED OUT OF HORIZON WEST CONDO. AFTER CITY SAYS STRUCTURE DETERIORATES AND IS LIKELY TO COLLAPSE. >> TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I ASK TO STAY PERMANENTLY. I HAVE TALKED TO A FEW FRIENDS AND HAVE DEALED WITH THE RED CROSS EITHER STAY HERE AT SHELTER AND TRY TO FIND A PLACE TO RE.NT CHERNEY: SHELTER WITH WHEELS AND OTHER RESOURCES WITH 48 UTSNI EVACUATED THERE ARE STILL A FEW IDEAS NOW WHAT COMES NEXT. XT >> THERE WERE A NUMBER OF HANDS THAT RAISED IMMEDIATELY AND SAID THEY WON’T HAVE ELSEWHERE TO STAY THIS MORNING AS WELL. CERTAINLY MAKE IT AS OPEN AND INVITING AS POSSIBLE AND HELP PEOPLE WITH THE MENTAL RECOVERY PART AND THE NEXT PHYSICAL STEPS TO GET SOMEWHERE AND MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIFE. CHERNEY: A PLACE TO STAY F NOW. BUT IT IS CLEAR THAT THINGS ARE STILL FLUID. A RESIDENT ME LAVING, WITH A MESSAGE ABOUT THEIR REITAL >> EVERYTHING PEOPLE CAN DO WITH THE RENT BECAUSE UNDERSTANDING NOTHING ABOUT THIS SITUATION, YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR MORTGAGE. WE HAVE TO PAY OUR CONDO ASSOCIATION FEES SO THE INSURANCE DOES NOT HAPPEN ON THE BUDI.IL BEN: CHERNEY AMHARA REPORTING. A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS ALSO TOLD US THEY WERE ABLE TO GO TO THE CONDO BUILDING FOR 10 MINUTES ONE BY ONE TO GET THE ESSENTIALS. THERE IS ALSO A PLAN TO ALLOW EACH RESIDENT ON A DAY TO MOVE EVERYTHING OUTSIDE OF THEIR CO

Red Cross opens shelter for displaced Waukesha condo owners

The shelter opened at Elmbrook Church on Saturday

Those displaced by Thursday’s sudden evacuation of the Horizon West condominium have a new place to stay: Elmbrook Church. It is a major help for those who have lost their homes, who have nowhere to go and who are trying to understand what awaits them. been moved. “I’m just trying to figure out where I’m going to stay permanently. I’ve talked to friends and dealt with the Red Cross, either staying here at the shelter and trying to find somewhere to rent.” The shelter, opened at Elmbrook Church by the American Red Cross, will provide meals and mental health resources as with 48 units evacuated, some have no idea what’s next. would have another place to stay, starting this morning,” said Justin Kern of the American Red Cross in Wisconsin. “Definitely making it as open and inviting as possible and helping people with the mental recovery part of that as well as the physical next steps to getting somewhere, moving on with their lives.” The shelter is giving people a place to stay for now, but the situation is still fluid. “Anything people can do to help with the rent, because understand, anyone in this situation, you have to pay your mortgage. We have to pay our condo association fees, so the insurance doesn’t cover the building” , Secor said. It is not known how long the shelter will be open. A number of residents also told WISN 12 that they were able to enter the condo building for 10 minutes, one by one, to retrieve essentials. There is also a plan to allow each resident one day to get everything out of their condo, but no date has yet been set.

Those displaced by Thursday’s sudden evacuation of the Horizon West condominium have a new place to stay: Elmbrook Church.

It’s a major help for those who have lost their homes, have nowhere to go and are trying to figure out what’s next.

“You don’t realize who you are important to until something like this happens,” said David Secor, who was moved. “I’m just trying to figure out where I’m going to stay permanently. I’ve talked to friends and dealt with the Red Cross, either staying here at the shelter and trying to find somewhere to rent.”

The shelter, opened at Elmbrook Church by the American Red Cross, will provide meals and mental health resources, as with 48 units evacuated, some have no idea what’s next.

“There were a number of hands that went up right away and said they would have another place to stay, starting this morning,” said Justin Kern of the American Red Cross of Wisconsin. “Definitely making it as open and inviting as possible and helping people with the mental recovery part of that as well as the physical next steps to getting somewhere, moving on with their lives.”

The shelter is giving people a place to stay for now, but the situation is still fluid.

“Anything people can do to help with the rent, because understand, anyone in this situation, you have to pay your mortgage. We have to pay our condo association fees, so the insurance doesn’t cover the building” , Secor said.

It is not known how long the shelter will be open.

A number of residents also told WISN 12 that they were able to enter the condo building for 10 minutes, one by one, to retrieve essentials.

There is also a plan to allow every resident one day to get everything out of their condo, but no date has yet been set.

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