Six months ago today, Marysville, Ohio suffered one of the most devastating fires in its history when flames broke out at the Windsor Manor apartments, chasing the residents of 45 units out of their homes in the middle of the night. They lost nearly everything on that Mothers’ Day weekend. Fortunately, Red Cross volunteers were there to help by opening a shelter right there in the neighborhood, arranging for donated meals, replacement of medicines and referrals to help all of the residents find a new place to live and get back on their feet.
Three months after the fire, 21 volunteers canvassed the nearby neighborhoods to educate families about fire safety to hopefully prevent fires in the future. In all, they provided information to help residents come up with their own fire safety plans to more than 400 families.
Today, six months after the fire – the Red Cross would like to thank our amazing volunteers, very engaged partners in government and the Fire Department, and the referral agencies that helped those impacted get back on their feet.