American Red Cross New Hampshire Disaster Action Team volunteers Emily Wood and Wayne McCarthy responded to a single family home fire in Plaistow earlier today. The fire, which occurred at 108 Old Country Road, has displaced three adults. Two dogs are also safe. Red Cross volunteers have provided immediate financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging, seasonal garments and shoes.
The American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are groups of local volunteers located throughout the state that are specially trained to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort. These volunteers are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns.
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.