For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Pair
Cell: (806) 336-5607
Amarillo, Texas — The Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross had a busy weekend. Two fires that impacted a total of eight people have kept volunteers busy the past twelve hours.
Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers in Amarillo responded to a single-family fire in north Amarillo Sunday evening to assist the four victims of the fire.
“We provide the families the means needed to get what they need to meet their immediate needs,” said executive director Steve Pair. “Those needs are different with each response, but the important thing is the victims are taken care of.”
Early Monday morning, DAT volunteers in Moore County also responded to a single-family fire that left four people displaced.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of our mission, they are critical to our success,” Pair said. Between the Texas Panhandle Chapter and the Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter, the Red Cross is ready and able to respond to disasters in all 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle.
“It’s because of the dedication of our volunteers and supporters that people can rest assured the American Red Cross when be there when needed, 24 hours a day,” Pair added.
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 visitredcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.