Volunteers Tend to Fires Around the Region

Massachusettes volunteers tend to fires around the region
While we are more than happy to help in a time of need, we urge everyone to be careful heating their homes this winter.

Volunteers from all over Eastern Massachusetts have been busy responding to fires throughout the region – many of which have left residents displaced from their homes.

WHDH News

Boston Globe

Red Cross volunteers first responded to a fire in New Bedford early Thursday morning, and provided hotel stay for two people displaced by the blaze. Later on, they reported to a bigger fire in Lowell, where they assisted four adults emergency temporary shelter – a hotel stay, and funds for food and clothing.

ABC 6

WPRI News

Volunteers were then sent to a fire in East Boston, where several units were displaced. While everyone had a place to stay, Red Cross volunteers provided some tenants with funds for food and clothing.

In Brookline, volunteers interviewed more than 12 residents affected by fire at a nearby school and worked with the Brookline CERT Team to assess their needs. Volunteers ended up providing two people from two different units with emergency temporary shelter – a hotel stay. They also provided smoke packs to all of the residents, so they can wash the scent of smoke out of their clothing and linens.

Wicked Local

Volunteers then reported to a fire in Lawrence, where we provided emergency hotel stay for two people burned out of their apartment. In Hyannis, volunteers opened a shelter at a local church to provide a warm place to sleep for people displaced from a large apartment fire. Only a handful of people stayed overnight, but the Red Cross was there for anyone who needed assistance.

Eagle Tribune

While we are more than happy to help in a time of need, we urge everyone to be careful heating their homes this winter. Please take caution with space heaters and avoid heating your home with a stove or oven. For more tips, click here.