Red Cross Helps Alburgh, Vermont Fire Victims

The American Red Cross is known for its disaster relief & emergency management efforts.
"The Red Cross volunteer experience is as extremely rewarding,” said Vermont and the New Hampshire Upper Valley Volunteer Manager Angela Russell. “If someone has a desire to help their neighbors during a time of need, we provide the rest.”

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(Alburgh, VT – April 3, 2013) An early morning fire at 274 Alburg Springs Road in Alburgh, VT has devastated a family's home. American Red Cross volunteers with the Franklin County Disaster Action Team are on their way to meet with the family and help with emergency needs.

Traditionally, temporary lodging and financial support to replace food and clothing lost in a blaze are offered to families and individuals displaced from their homes. Additionally, referrals are made to state, local and charitable resources in the area that will help the family further along their difficult road to recovery.

Today’s response is being covered by members of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team based in Franklin County. The Red Cross is seeking new volunteers to energize a corps of volunteers in Grand Isle County to help advance the organization’s goal of ensuring a strong, local disaster response presence. “The Red Cross volunteer experience is as extremely rewarding,” said Regional Volunteer Manager Angela Russell. “If someone has a desire to help their neighbors during a time of need, we provide the rest,” she added. No prior experience is necessary to be a Red Cross volunteer and all of the training is free. Anyone interested in learning more about the Red Cross volunteer experience is urged to go to www.redcross.org/vermont or to call locally at 802-660-9130, ext. 107.

To help people affected by fires as well as devastating natural disasters, a donation can be made to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org; call 802-660-9130, ext. 111; text REDCROSS to 90999; or mail your contribution to American Red Cross, 29 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.