American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region workers have been on the scene today offering help to the survivors of a deadly home fire in Cumberland on the 300 block of East Harrison Street that affected three units. The Red Cross is providing shelter and financial assistance to the families who are in need to replace food, clothing and other necessities. Trained Red Cross disaster mental health workers are also on hand to provide emotional support and caseworkers will continue to assist everyone involved until all of their immediate needs have been met.
More than twice a day the American Red Cross provides basic needs to disaster victims such as emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling to Maryland families after disasters thanks to major support from donors to the United Way campaigns in Maryland. Each day the Red Cross also provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; 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 humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/cmd or Tweet us at www.twitter.com/RedCrossCntrlMD.