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Red Cross Responds to Loysville Fire

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More than 70 families were displaced from their homes and sought assistance from the Red Cross.

American Red Cross volunteers are assisting 2 adults and 3 children who were displaced by fire this evening in the 600 block of Weavers Mills Road in Loysville, Perry County, PA. The Red Cross assisted the family with food, clothing and shelter and will follow-up to determine any additional disaster needs.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may be sent to the American Red Cross, 430 W. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 or any one of the local Red Cross offices.

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from caring individuals and, in part, by contributions given through the United Way.

American Red Cross serving Central Pennsylvania

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Support of the American Red Cross and our disaster relief program will enable us to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters like this one here in Central Pennsylvania, across the country and around the world.

Every year the Red Cross spends an average of $450 million on our Disaster Services program. That includes not only the cost of the direct services to our clients – feeding, sheltering and emotional support – for the nearly 70,000 disasters we respond to every year. It also includes the costs to maintain those things that help us provide assistance to people in need.

The local Red Cross does not fundraise for specific victims of a disaster, but rather fundraises to aid those affected by future disasters.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; 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 mission. For more information, please join our blog at