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Red Cross Responds to Two Major Fires in 12 Hours

This reminds the public that Red Cross is constantly on call in our community, every day. Whether it’s one family, ten or 600...

At 7PM Friday evening, Red Cross volunteers responded to an apartment fire in Durham that left adults and children in need of shelter and medical care overnight and through the weekend. Seven Red Cross staff provided help to families in need including shelter, food, clothing, medical needs, and infant care items and emotional support.

At 7AM Saturday morning, Triangle Red Cross volunteers responded to a multi unit apartment fire, for the second time in 12 hours, near NC State University in Raleigh, that displaced nearly 24 residents.

Barry Porter, Regional Executive for the Triangle Region of the Red Cross explained, “This reminds the public that Red Cross is constantly on call in our community, every day. Whether it’s one family, ten or 600, like 2 years ago when we were struck by the record North Carolina tornado outbreak.”

The Triangle Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; 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 RedCross.org/Triangle or Tweet us @TACRedCross.

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