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Chapter Responses 'Standard' for September

HOM - 10/8/14 - Chapter Responses 'Standard' for September
Unfortunately, it’s going to get worse. We’re heading into the colder season and that usually means we’ll be responding to more fires.

Clients in nine counties received American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter assistance during September.

“That is standard for this time of year,” Disaster Specialist Phillip Iman said. “Unfortunately, it’s going to get worse. We’re heading into the colder season and that usually means we’ll be responding to more fires.

“We encourage people to have their home heating systems checked along with any alternate heating appliances they intend to use once temperatures start getting colder.”

Volunteers responded to one flood event and nine single-family fires during September. The chapter opened 11 new cases, followed up on three existing cases and assisted 35 new clients.

Boone County had the most September responses with the one flood event and three single-family fires. Volunteers assisted five new family units with 16 individual clients. They also followed up on one case with rental assistance.

September responses by county:

Boone County: one flood event; three single-family fires; assisted five new family units; 16 individual clients; followed up on one case with rental assistance

Callaway County: followed up on one case with first-month rental assistance

Camden County: followed up on one case with first-month rental assistance

Cole County: one single-family fire; assisted one family unit and four clients

Dent County: one single-family fire; assisted one family unit and five clients

Howard County: one single-family fire; assisted one family unit and three clients

Maries County: one single-family fire; assisted one family unit and two clients

Moniteau County: one single-family fire; assisted one family unit and three clients

Phelps County: one single-family fire; assisted one family unite and two clients; followed up on one case with first-month rental assistance