On Tuesday May 14, 2013 the American Red Cross responded to a fire in a multi-unit dwelling on Corsa Avenue in the Bronx. Assistance was provided to 17 residents. Four apartments sustained damage in the incident including one unit that was left uninhabitable.
After assessing the residents’ needs, the Red Cross provided emergency housing and funds for basic necessities such as food and clothing to the family of 10, including four children, who had been left homeless by the blaze. Another family of five, including two children, was also provided with emergency housing.
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 or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.