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American Red Cross responds to children’s needs following Townsend home fire fatality

Townsend – November 20, 2012 – Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to yesterday’s early morning home fire in Townsend that took the life of one person. Three children escaped the blaze. The Red Cross met with the children’s aunt and uncle, who are from Georgia, to provide shelter, food, clothing, comfort kits, emotional support and other emergency needs. The Red Cross is currently seeking additional volunteers in Blount County. For information contact (865) 983-0821. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. ###