American Red Cross New Hampshire Region's Disaster Action Team responded to a multi-unit apartment fire early this morning in Manchester. The fire displaced 11 adults and three children- ages 3 years, 2 years and 1 year old. Two dogs and three cats are safe while one cat and one dog are still missing at this time. The apartments sustained significant damage.
Red Cross volunteers John Moore, Karen Dudley, Bao Dang, Troy Hall, and Kathy Doyle met with the clients to provide disaster relief to residents from the apartments. At this time, American Red Cross New Hampshire has assisted families with immediate needs for food, clothing, lodging, seasonal garments and storage containers. Clients also received Red Cross comfort kits, which contain hygiene supplies such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and wash cloth among other items.
The American Red Cross New Hampshire Disaster Action Team volunteers are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort to those affected by emergencies or disasters. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from people in our communities.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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/nh or visit us on Twitter at @NHRedCross.