American Red Cross disaster responders assisted several people displaced on June 20 by a house fire on Boltis Street in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Two families (seven adults and two children), were helped at the scene, while a third group of four individuals will be meeting with Red Cross caseworkers in the days to come. Red Cross worked closely with its community partners, Neighbors Link, which provided translation assistance at the scene, and the Mt. Kisco Emergency Services Department.
All families were able to retrieve their personal belongings; the Red Cross provided emergency lodging to one family of two adults and one child, as well as assistance for food and storage to all affected. We will continue to work closely with our community partners as the families seek long-term housing.
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.