SANTA CRUZ, CA (February 7, 2012) – Volunteers from the American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter are on the scene providing emergency assistance to 17 people displaced by a duplex fire this evening. A total of eight children and nine adults have been affected by the two-unit fire. Volunteers are in the process of providing shelter as well as care and comfort kits, and the local chapter will work with the residents to assist with their long-term recovery.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is FREE, made possible by the donations of time and money by local residents and companies in Santa Cruz County. If you are interested in helping residents affected by home fires and other local emergencies, please call 831-462-2881 or visit www.redcross.org/santacruz.
About American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter
The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Cruz County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.redcross.org/santacruz or call us at 831-462-2881. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.