August 1st, 2007 is a day that many Minnesotans will remember for years to come. When news broke that the bridge over the Mississippi River on interstate 35W had collapsed during rush hour, many Minnesota residents reacted with shock and disbelief.
As the shock begins to wear down, questions on why this happened are being asked. As authorities investigate the tragedy, Twin Cities residents attempt to come to terms with this disaster and continue with their lives.
The Mshale community would like to extend our sincerest condolences and well wishes to those who have lost family and friends, and those injured in the tragedy.
The State, with federal assistance, has set in motion several programs to assist those that have been directly affected by this tragedy.
The Red Cross, Twin Cities chapter provided mass care at the site, and is providing mental health counseling through their grief counselors and other services at their family assistance center. It is also a place for those waiting for word on their loved ones.
The Family Assistance Center is located at:
1500 Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
To search for information on a missing person, please visit their website here or call (612) 871-7676.
For alternate routes visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation here.