Red Cross New Hampshire Region’s Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who provide disaster relief and emotional comfort to those affected by disasters in their communities or surrounding towns, responded to a single family home fire in Temple today. The fire, which occurred at 243 Colburn Road, caused major damage to the home.
American Red Cross New Hampshire volunteers Caren Fremeth, David and Dotti Penny responded to the fire to provide immediate financial assistance to three adults for food and clothing. Volunteers also provided the three adults with comfort kits which contain hygiene items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and other hygiene items.
Since Saturday, January 4th, American Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team volunteers throughout the state have responded to five fires in New Hampshire. Red Cross New Hampshire Disaster Action Team volunteers respond at any time of day or night to disasters in or near their communities to provide immediate disaster relief and emotional comfort to community members affected by emergencies or disasters such as home fires.
During extremely cold weather, the risk for a fire in someone’s home can increase. To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:
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.