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Region Wide Disaster Responses Top 80 Over Last 2 months

American Red Cross
We lost our home that night, but the volunteers helped us when we could not process what to do next.

Every day in our neighborhood, community and around the world the American Red Cross is there. Thank you for standing with us to provide immediate assistance after a disaster, providing the nation’s largest supply of blood and blood products, support to members of the Armed Forces and their families, preparing people with life-saving first aid and CPR skills and saving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people through our international relief efforts.

Just since October 24, disaster volunteers in our Virginia Mountain Region have responded to 160 house fires and provided nearly 900 individuals with shelter, food, clothing, replaced lost medications and offered emotional support.

We received this thank you note from a couple that lost everything they had in a house fire recently:

Dear Red Cross, I want to thank the volunteers that came out to our house fire. We so appreciate the time at the hotel and immediate card for necessities that night. We lost our home that night, but the volunteers helped us when we could not process what to do next. The Red Cross Volunteer was not only a voice of reason, but a shoulder to cry on. The words of encouragement made a horrible situation seem to be bearable. She was calm and comforting during the entire time we watched our home be destroyed. Without her, and your generosity I don’t know what we have done. Thank you, Walter and Elaine

These fires are greatly taxing our resources and we need your help. Please consider a gift to support your local American Red Cross. Your gift provides hope to our neighbors in their darkest hour.

To give, visit and select “Your Local Red Cross” or mail your gift to American Red Cross, Virginia Mountain Region, 352 Church Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016.

Thank you. You give so much to make our work possible. We are grateful.

Lee Clark, CEO

American Red Cross

Virginia Mountain Region