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.
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