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Hancock County Red Cross Responds to Multiple Family Fire

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The American Red Cross responded to a multiple family fire in Harpster early Tuesday morning to provide emergency assistance to residents of an apartment building and support to first responders on the scene.

American Red Cross in Wyandot County Director Cheryl Wolfe and Disaster Action Team volunteers Jennifer Garza, Debbie Sampson and Mark Zigler responded to the call for aid. After assessing the family’s immediate needs, the Red Cross provided assistance for food, clothing and seasonal items for a family of four including three children ages 3, 9 and 11.

Red Cross caseworkers will continue working with the family to connect them with resources, information and support for their long term recovery. At this time, the Red Cross is awaiting confirmation of other residents of the building and will offer assistance and support if needed.

The Red Cross also provided canteen services for firefighters and other responders on the scene, serving food and beverages to the personnel.

All disaster relief provided by the American Red Cross is free of charge and is made possible by the support of the community. Contributions to the American Red Cross can be made online at, by mail to P.O. Box 265, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 or by calling 419-294-1935.