Red Cross Provides Assistance to Residents of Jason Manor Apts


The Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Region is providing assistance to the residents of the Jason Manor apartment building, affected by fire this morning on Detroit’s West side. At this time the Red Cross has provided food and clothing to 20 families and is setting up a shelter for the displaced residents who have been affected by the fire. The Red Cross is prepared to assist all affected residents as necessary with their immediate needs.

Red Cross volunteers on the scene are members of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.

For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit, www.redcross.org/homefires

The Red Cross recommends two easy steps to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire: get a smoke alarm and create a fire escape plan.

  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half according to the National Fire Protection Association
  • Place smoke alarms on every level of your home, including bedrooms
  • Test smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries at least once a year
  • Having a plan in place can help you escape, including at least two ways to escape from every room of your home and a meeting spot at a safe distance from your home.
  • Discuss the plan with everyone in the household and practice it at least twice a year
  • To make a financial donation to your local red cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can click, call of text – visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS OR text 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 more than 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

    Media Contact: Allison L. Koenigbauer

  • Regional Communications Officer
  • American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Region
  • 313-833-2649-office
  • 248-302-2930-cell
  • Allison.Koenigbauer@redcross.org
  • www.redcross.org/mi/detroit