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Red Cross Helps Buffalo Family After House Fire

American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter Disaster Action Team members provided assistance to a Buffalo family of 5 after a fire damaged their home early Monday morning, March 25.

The fire occurred at 423 W. Charles, Buffalo, IL. The two displaced adults and three children received Red Cross emergency assistance for food, clothing, shoes, and seasonal garments. It was the Chapter’s 4th fire response in the past week, during which time Red Cross emergency assistance has been provided to 14 people total.

The community can help those affected by future disasters by volunteering with the American Red Cross and/or making a contribution to American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The best way to help those affected by disasters is through a financial donation to the American Red Cross.

Donations of money help tailor disaster relief to the needs of victims and restore the economic vitality of disaster-affected communities.

Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters.

Contributions to Red Cross Local Disaster Relief may be sent to 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield, IL 62704 or donations can be made online at or by calling 217-787-7602. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.