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Red Cross Helping 25 People Following Weekend Fires


Birnamwood Homes townhome fire in Burnsville, MN, August 26 , 2013. Photo provided courtesy of Jason Viana.

The American Red Cross is helping 25 people - 17 adults and 8 children - following fire disasters in Burnsville, Columbia Heights, and Willmar, MN, on Sunday. The Red Cross helps provide disaster relief for immediate recovery needs, such as shelter, clothing, food, and medical and emotional support, after fire and other disasters.

People can help those affected by this and similar disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit or call (612) 871-7676.