CONCORD, NH December 28, 2012 — The American Red Cross of New Hampshire Disaster Action Team responded to a multi-unit apartment fire earlier this evening in Dover at both 2 Hampshire Circle and 8 Hampshire Crcle where two families have been affected. Six adults and three children ages 1, 12 and 16 were temporarily displaced. Three family cats have been found safe following the fire. American Red Cross NH provided immediate financial assistance for food and lodging.
The American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are groups of local volunteers located throughout the state that are specially trained to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort. These volunteers are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns.
About the American Red Cross:
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. As Americans look for more meaningful ways to give this holiday season, the Red Cross is offering its 2012 Holiday Giving Catalog, which includes a variety of symbolic gifts, donations that support Red Cross programs. Please visit www.redcross.org/gifts to view the catalog. The Red Cross is a Not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American People to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/nh or call us at 1-800-464-6692. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Hampshire at P.O. Box 2528, Concord, NH 03302-2528. Please consider joining us as we empower others to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies.