Volunteers with the Hawaii Red Cross responded to 3 residential fires within a span of 4 days. These home fires included the Palolo home fire that occurred on Sunday afternoon, the Ward fire that occurred on Tuesday afternoon and the Hawaii Kai fire that occurred on Wednesday. Oahu Red Cross disaster volunteers met with the affected residents to ensure that immediate emergency needs were met such as food, clothing, and temporary housing. Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.
The Hawaii Red Cross and its local partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Join the campaign as a volunteer by contacting the Hawaii Red Cross at 808-734-2101 or by visiting redcross.org/hawaii.
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.