CONCORD, NH, February 18, 2013 — American Red Cross New Hampshire’s Disaster Action
Team (DAT) volunteers Emily Wood, Tom O’Neil, Vicki and Jonathan Melpzer, responded to a
multi-unit fire in Strafford earlier today. The fire, which occurred at 483 First Crown Point Road,
affected two adults and four children ages 10 ½ months, 2, 10, and 12. Their family cat is safe.
Red Cross New Hampshire provided immediate financial assistance to the family for food,
clothing, seasonal garments, shoes, infant formula and a baby crib with linens.
The American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are groups of local volunteers located throughout
the state that are specially trained to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort. These volunteers are
available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns.
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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters;
supplies about 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. For more information, please visit redcross.org/nh or call us at 1-
800-464-6692. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Hampshire at
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prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies.