H-SANTA MARIA

Oct 17, 2013 9:25 PM by KSBY News

Hotel fire victims need a home

Several agencies are working together to try to find homes for dozens of people displaced after an arson fire over the weekend.

More than 50 people were left homeless when the Town Center Inn on North Broadway burned.

They can stay in a special shelter only until next Friday, October 25, so Santa Maria's City Manager, the Red Cross, and the County Office of Emergency Management are teaming up to try to find them permanent homes.

"I feel blessed, you know, to see all the help and generosity that's been showed to us since the fire," said Patrick Collis, former hotel resident.

"We just have to find another location if in fact that is what the county and city decide to do," said Debbie Criswell, Casework Manager with the American Red Cross. "We are working on long term solutions. We will continue to meet their needs and support the clients as best we can."

If you'd like to help, the Good Samaritan Shelter and the Red Cross are taking donations.

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