Contact: Anna Sweeden, 210-242-6597
FOR MEDIA ONLY
San Antonio, TX October 16, 2012 — The American Red Cross is currently responding, side by side with our city’s first responders, to an apartment fire at the Villas at Fontana in the 2100 block of Northeast Loop 410. At least nine disaster victims are being assisted through the Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts – currently with food and clothing. As our assessment continues by our Disaster Action Team, other needs may be identified and fulfilled as well.
Members of the media are encouraged to contact Jack Pike, Disaster Services Director, for more information at 210-488-7567.
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 or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.