Red Cross Comes to the Aid of Eight Families

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CONCORD, NH, November 25, 2012 — The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to the scene of a fire located at 7, 9, and 11 Barr Street in Manchester early today. The Red Cross volunteer case workers have met with more than half of the residents of the building, including 13 adults and 10 children, ages 8 mos.-16 years old, and offered immediate financial assistance for shelter, food, and clothing. Comfort kits and referrals to partnering agencies were also provided to the families for long term assistance. Red Cross volunteer caseworkers will be available throughout the day to offer assistance to the remaining residents that have been displaced as requested.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams are groups of volunteers located throughout the state that are specially trained to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort. They are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities and surrounding towns.

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

This year the American Red Cross of NH celebrates its 95th year of providing services to NH residents throughout our communities. For more information about the American Red Cross or the services in your area, please visit www.redcross.org/NH or call the NH office at 1-800-464-6692. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Hampshire at P.O. Box 2528, Concord, NH 03302-2528. Please consider joining us as we empower others to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies