American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio volunteers are assisting three families (3 adults and 4 children) who were displaced by an apartment fire this morning in the 2100 block of Rockspring Road in Toledo. The Red Cross assisted the families with food and lodging and will follow-up to determine any additional disaster needs.
Immediate Red Cross assistance is based on an individual’s needs and typically includes food, clothing, comfort kits, medical or prescription assistance, emotional support and temporary shelter. In the next few days and weeks, Red Cross volunteers will be available to provide direct assistance for items such as bedding and support with security deposit or rent as the families have need.
You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may be sent to the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606 or any one of the local Red Cross offices.
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the community. To learn more about how the Red Cross assists neighbors after local disasters, to support the local disaster relief fund, or to explore how to become a Red Cross disaster volunteer, visit redcross.org/northwestohio, call 419-329-2900, or follow on Facebook or Twitter.
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/northwestohio like us on Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, or follow us on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.