Local Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a deadly house fire located on Devers Road in Southern Montgomery County today. Red Cross is assisting the family with food, shelter and emotional support after their loss. They also provided coffee, snacks, water to emergency responders on the scene.
“Our hearts go out to the family members who have lost their loved ones,” said Executive Director, Julie Campos. “The Red Cross works to bring hope and help to those in our community who are affected by disasters, like this fire, every day.
The Red Cross is also working closely with our partners, The Community Mental Health Foundation, in Clarksville to provide counseling for the surviving family members.
HOW TO HELP: Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.