Nashville Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Apartment Fire

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NASHVILLE, TN, Thursday, July 4, 2013 — Volunteers responded to help local residents affected by an early morning 2 alarm fire at the Cobblestone Corners Apartment Complex, located on Ben Allen Road in Nashville.

The Red Cross is assisting a total of 13 people who were displaced from 7 units in the apartment complex. All of those who were affected are being provided with emergency food and clothing with 2 families requiring lodging.

This 4th of July fire is yet another unfortunate reminder that disasters don’t take holidays. Our local American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are on call around the clock so that the Red Cross can be there for our neighbors across Tennessee in their times of need.

HOW TO HELP: Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Photo Caption: Red Cross Disaster Action Team member, Andy Perlman, looks at the scene of the burned out Cobblestone Corner Apartment complex as the Red Cross arrives on the scene.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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