American Red Cross Assists 27 in One Evening

Red Cross responding to home fire
In total, 27 people were provided with assistance.

The busy Winter of 2014 continues for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, as two structure fires on Wednesday required responses from volunteers and staff. In total, 27 people were provided with assistance.

In the first response, volunteers from the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York provided assistance to 13 people after fire damaged an apartment building late Wednesday afternoon on River Street in Troy. One family of four adults and a second family of two adults and seven children received lodging, food and clothing. All of the fire victims were also provided with shoes, seasonal items, and storage containers.

In the second response, volunteers from the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter provided assistance to 14 people after an electrical fire damaged an apartment building Wednesday evening on Route 9W in Highland in Ulster County. Four families, consisting of six adults and eight children received assistance with lodging and food.

The ability for the Red Cross to respond to disasters is made possible solely through the generous donations made by the public. To assist those affected by all types of disasters, visit www.redcross.org to volunteer and/or donate to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation.