Letter: Red Cross helps family of five after last week’s fire in Rose Creek

Published 10:10 am Thursday, December 5, 2013

A family of five was left homeless after a fire in Rose Creek last Tuesday night. The home was destroyed in the blaze. American Red Cross volunteers were on hand to provide assistance for the family’s emergency needs.

Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a house fire or other disaster somewhere in the U.S. People affected by fires and other disasters need help now. You can help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. You can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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