Red Cross Helps 3 Displaced by Springfield, Vermont Fire

Upon hearing of this overnight fire, Red Cross volunteers responded and have delivered assistance as needed.

SPRINGFIELD, VT FIRE DAMAGES 3-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING

Red Cross Assists Displaced Residents

(Springfield, Vermont –October 1, 2013) A basement fire in a 3-unit apartment building at 138 Main Street in Springfield, VT has left smoke and water damage and resulted in power being cut to the structure. The result, the building’s three residents are currently unable to return. Upon hearing of this overnight fire, Red Cross volunteers responded and have delivered assistance as needed. Two of the three residents received temporary lodging and were provided financial assistance for food and storage. The third resident has not requested assistance.

This past year, the Vermont & the New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross responded to 179 calls. Approximately 90% were the result of fire. The Red Cross continually stresses the importance of personal disaster preparedness, asking that people focus on three primary actions – to Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Stay Informed. Information on each of these subjects is available at www.redcross.org.

In addition to take steps to help their own families be better prepared, the Red Cross asks for help in supporting people affected by fires as well as devastating natural disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Such a gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org, call 802-660-9130, ext. 111, text REDCROSS to 90999, or mail your contribution to American Red Cross, 29 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.