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Mother and Children Have Shelter Thanks to Red Cross, Hancock County

A mother and three small children have a safe place to stay, food to each and personal comfort items, thanks to the American Red Cross of Hancock County. The family lost their apartment to a fire on S. Main Street in Findlay on the evening of Thursday, April 11. Red Cross Emergency Services Director Ron Rooker and volunteer disaster responder Ruth Bordner assisted the family, assessing their immediate needs and providing assistance.

The Red Cross also provided shelter to three families that were forced from their homes by flood waters on Thursday and Friday. According to Executive Director Todd James, two of the families have been able to return home, while one remains blocked from their home by the water.

Red Cross caseworkers will continue to assist the families as needed and will help with the long term recovery planning with resources, information and referrals.

All Red Cross disaster relief is provided free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the American people. If you’d like to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, visit, text “REDCROSS” to 90999 or call (419) 422-9322.