American Red Cross volunteers are helping 80 adults and children after a fire early Tuesday morning at The Pines apartments in Burnsville, MN. Following devastating disasters, Red Cross volunteers connect with those affected, making sure they have a safe, place to stay, clothing, food, emotional support and help with long-term recovery planning.
“The Red Cross is working closely with our local partners and setting up a temporary shelter for the dozens left homeless by this disaster,” says Phil Hansen, CEO of the American Red Cross Minnesota Region.
People who are affected by this fire and need assistance should call the Red Cross at (612) 871-7676.
National Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a fire. The Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next five years. As part of the campaign the Red Cross is joining fire departments and community groups nationwide to install smoke alarms in communities with high numbers of fires. If you or a loved one needs a smoke alarm, visit getasmokealarm.org.
For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information, visit redcross.org/homefires. Download the Red Cross First Aid App at redcross.org/apps to get access to life-saving information on what to do for common, everyday first aid emergencies including burns.
How you can help
The Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross responds to more than 600 disasters every year, most are home fires. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Click redcross.org/mn, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross Minnesota Region, 1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55454.