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Red Oak Family Grateful for Red Cross Help

Fire Safety
"The Red Cross stepped up on the spot, didn’t hesitate and helped out immediately."

 A  family is recovering from a fire that tore through their Red Oak home, and credits the Red Cross for their "immediate" assistance in helping them get back on their feet.

 Darrell Schultz was awoken by a late night noise and as he was checking the house, the homes smoke alarms began going off. He smelled smoke behind the couch and when he quickly looked down at the basement he saw a glow and a smoke filled lower level. He then called 911.

 "It’s been hard to relax, difficult to sleep. Been difficult not to see that ball of fire." 

 When asked about the Red Cross and their assistance, Schulz said, "They were there the next morning. Our local fire chief called the Red Cross and got the ball rolling and they (Red Cross) were there. Highly recommended."

 "Insurance was very slow moving, " Schulz said. "But, the Red Cross stepped up on the spot, didn’t hesitate and helped out immediately."

 He went on to say that, "We have to start from scratch and are just taking it one day at a time.  The first days are really important. There’s a lot of disarray with no clothes or home. I can’t say enough about the Red Cross those first few days in helping us."