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Northeast Missouri Red Cross Responds to Fire in Shelbyville

Family comforted by Red Cross woman at a home fire.

The American Red Cross Northeast Missouri Chapter dispatched a Disaster Action Team on January 3, 2013 to assist a family affected by a house fire on Six Street in Shelbyville, Missouri. The Red Cross provided food and clothing for two adults and one child.

The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous donors. Locally, the American Red Cross Northeast Missouri Chapter is a proud member agency of the United Way of the Mark Twain Area, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.

About Red Cross Emergency Services:

The American Red Cross provides immediate assistance with food, shelter and other critical needs immediately following emergencies. The Red Cross is able to respond 24/7 thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers and generous donors. All Red Cross disaster relief assistance is free. For other emergency and long-term needs, call the United Way’s 2-1-1 resource center, where a trained specialist is always available. Those with cell phones only should call 1-800-427-4626.To learn more about Red Cross services, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit

About the American Red Cross Northeast Missouri Chapter:

Celebrating 95 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Northeast Missouri Chapter serves Clark, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties. The Chapter is part of the Greater St. Louis Region, which covers St. Louis City, and 72 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. To contact the local Chapter, call (573) 221-0320.