The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team assisted a family of nine before dawn this morning at 8 Chase Street in Hooksett. The residents, including 2 adults and 9 children, ages 8 months to 11 years old, were offered immediate financial assistance for food and clothing and referrals to partnering agencies for long term assistance. In addition, the children were provided stuffed animals as a form of emotional support and all were given comfort kits that contain personal hygiene items.
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.