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Red Cross Helps Cumberland Family After Home Fire

American Red Cross workers were on the scene early this morning offering help to a family after a fire damaged their home on the 800 block of Patterson Avenue in Cumberland. The Red Cross provided the residents with emergency shelter, food and clean-up assistance. Red Cross caseworkers will continue to assist the family until all of their immediate needs have been met.

More than twice a day the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region 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 or Tweet us at