A Disaster Action Team of the American Red Cross Central New York Chapter provided assistance Wednesday evening to the immediate needs of a male who was displaced from his home by a fire at a two-family apartment house at 628 Roxford Road South, Lyncourt.
A female who resides in the other apartment was transported to an area hospital. The home sustained fire, smoke and water damage.
Red Cross volunteers provided blankets to the male to keep him warm while firefighters extinguished the fire. He received food and shelter at an area hotel, and the Red Cross also provided the two individuals with referrals to local agencies that will assist them with their recovery.
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers are trained to respond to emergencies and disasters such as fires, floods and ice storms and administer to the needs of survivors. Red Cross assistance typically includes temporary shelter, financial assistance for food and replacement clothing, replacement medication, and emotional counseling and support. Volunteers are always needed and those interested should contact the Director of Volunteers at (315) 234-2217 at the American Red Cross Central New York Chapter, click here, or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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