The American Red Cross responded to a house fire Monday afternoon on Watt Abbitt Road in Appomattox. The Red Cross is helping the family of four - one adult and three children - with meals and clothing. "Our first priority in any disaster is to get help to people as quickly as possible," said Beverly Gaydas, Disaster Services Manager for the Red Cross. "We will continue working with the family to help them on their road to recovery."
The Red Cross is the only agency that goes right to the scene of house fires to meet with families. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies solely upon monetary gifts from the community. You can help people affected by disasters like house or apartment fires, 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. They can be mailed to the Historic Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross at 1007 Sheffield Drive, Lynchburg VA 24502, or call (434) 845-1234.