Disaster Action Team volunteers from the American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter provided assistance Saturday morning to one adult who was displaced from a home that was destroyed by a fire on Templar Road in Watkins Glen.
Red Cross assistance following home fires typically includes vouchers for temporary housing, food, clothing and seasonal garments as needed. The Red Cross volunteers remain available to the displaced adult to provide counseling, support and referrals to local agencies that will help with the individual’s long-term recovery.
TWO LIFESAVING STEPS With bitter temperatures and even lower wind chills this week, it is important families and individuals remain vigilant in practicing home fire safety. The Red Cross is asking every resident to take two simple steps that can save lives: check your existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home.
For more home fire safety tips from the Red Cross, please visit redcross.org/news/article/Its-Cold-Follow-Red-Cross-Safety-Tips-When-Heating-Your-Home
Anyone interested in helping their community by volunteering with the Red Cross Disaster Action Team should contact the Finger Lakes Chapter at (607) 936-3766 or visit redcross.org/ny/seneca-falls/volunteer.
Anyone wishing to help people affected by fires, floods or other disasters can donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, visiting redcross.org/cny, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to charge a $10 donation to their cell phone bill.