The American Red Cross, Serving Genesee, Orleans & Wyoming Counties responded to a house fire in Warsaw on Saturday, providing immediate emergency assistance including temporary housing, food, clothing and support to 10 people affected by the fire.
Volunteers, Norman and Carol Kehl, responded to a family fire on Linwood Ave. in Warsaw. The fire resulted in the total destruction of the house and forced the family of 10 to relocate due to fire, smoke and water damage. The family seeking assistance was provided with funding for food, clothing and shelter.
A fire on Sunday, September 23, resulted in one individual being displaced in Orleans County due to fire. Brent Ginty, Disaster Coordinator for Orleans responded and assisted the individual wiht funding for food and clothing.
The Disaster Action Team is a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information on how to Join Us as a Disaster Action Team member, please contact the Red Cross at 343-6098.
The American Red Cross, Serving Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties spends an average of just over $1,000 when responding to a single house fire affecting a family of four. To make a financial donation to help those affected by house fires and other disasters down the street, across the country, or around the world, please visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation (charges will appear on your cell phone bill).
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.