Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded after a vehicle hit an apartment building on State Street in Holley, Orleans County, Thursday morning, providing immediate emergency assistance for one displaced adult. Additional residents were able to return to their apartments.
Red Cross assistance typically includes vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing as needed, and Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help with the emotional aspect of disaster. Those affected will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan.
Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers Vincent Jacob, James McMoil, Bill Miles and Diane Sargent responded to the scene of this incident. The Red Cross has volunteer opportunities available in several lines of service: Disaster Services, Blood Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Health and Safety Services. To learn more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer, please visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.
The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.