The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has responded to three fires in just two days. The chapter sent teams to assist residents and first responders at fires in Ware, Springfield and Orange.
Friday night, the Red Cross assisted one family (3 adults, 2 children) with food, clothing and shelter after a fire at 50 East Street in Ware.
Saturday evening, the chapter sent a team to 26 Lynebrook Road in Springfield. The team assisted 5 adults and 3 children with shelter and food. Later in the evening a second team of eight volunteers was sent to a fire at 41 Myrtle Street in Orange to provide food and drinks to over 50 firefighters from five towns as they worked to put the fire out.
The Red Cross is still on site in Orange providing canteen service to the firefighters.
The Pioneer Valley Chapter has responded to seven fires in just six days. American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers. This influx in fires puts a strain on human and financial resources. Because of the generosity and continued support of the community, the Red Cross of Central MA was able to respond to these emergencies and provide immediate emergency assistance to people in need. We ask that you continue your outstanding support of the Red Cross by making a donation at www.redcross.org or by mail to 506 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 01104.