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Seventy-one People Cared For by Red Cross in Harrisburg

In one month, since December 4th, the American Red Cross Serving Central Pennsylvania has assisted more than 100 families from Central Pennsylvania who were displaced from their homes due to disaster.

As the City of Harrisburg continues its task of repairing the sinkhole damage on 4th Street, volunteers of the American Red Cross are providing assistance to 71 people (20 families, 36 adults, 35 children) whose home are without basic services, such as water, until the repairs are completed.

Red Cross volunteers met with the families affected at the Trinity Church of God, 2049 N 4th Street, to determine how the organization could help, while church volunteers provided a hot breakfast. The Red Cross is providing the affected families several days lodging and food and drinking water, depending on each family’s individual needs. The Red Cross will meet again with the families on Monday to evaluate their continuing needs.

Volunteers from Kingdom Embassy Church, 2111 N. 4th Street, assisted by providing transportation for the affected families. Several area businesses, Filson Water, Sutlff Chevrolet, Classic Dry Cleaners, LH Brubaker sand Harrisburg Hope, helped by providing drinking water for those affected.

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. Visit www.redcross.org or 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. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting redcross.org or redcross.org/centralpa.

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.