Local Red Cross Responds to Sixth Fire in a Week

Our mission is to ensure that everyone who needs our help after a disaster has access to the emergency resources that they need to begin the long road to recovery.

Red Cross Aids Ft. Campbell Family of Five After Fire Today

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Chapter of the Red Cross has been very busy this week. Four Red Cross workers responded to a fire on Colins Court this afternoon, to help a family of five after their home was destroyed by fire. The Red Cross was able to provide lodging, food and clothing assistance to help meet their emergency needs. Volunteers will remain on the scene until midnight to continue to provide snacks and water for firefighters and emergency officials.

“During the holiday season, as the temperatures drop, we usually see an increase in home fires,” said Julie Campos, Executive Director for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Chapter. “Our mission is to ensure that everyone who needs our help after a disaster has access to the emergency resources that they need to begin the long road to recovery.”

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross provides vital emergency assistance to help victims of local disasters in Benton, Dickson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart counties, along with Ft. Campbell, KY. Over the past year the Chapter trained 2,964 people in CPR & First Aid, Babysitting and Aquatics training, and provided services including emergency messaging to 351 cases and referrals to 495 military members. Over 107 blood drives, collecting 3,048 units of blood. Volunteers helped respond to 177 local disasters, including 121 residential fires. We helped over 840 affected individuals and families with emergency food, shelter and supplies. All of these services are made possible by over 240 dedicated local Red Cross volunteers as well as through generous gifts from the local community.

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. 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org