The morning of Oct. 23, the American Red Cross responded to two fires in Brooklyn. The first one, a 3-alarm blaze on E. 35th Street, destroyed a three-story building, leaving four families homeless. At the scene, Red Cross responders spoke with 13 adults and two children and worked with them to determine their emergency needs, including housing, emotional support, and funds for food and clothing.
At the second fire, a six-story apartment building on Ave. W, the Red Cross met with 15 adults and five children. Of those displaced by the second fire, five adults and two children required temporary housing, which the Red Cross provided, along with emergency funds for basic needs.
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 or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.