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San Antonio Red Cross Responds to Two Separate Fires

SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 30, 2012 - The American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter, deployed two Disaster Action Teams this morning to assist victims of fires.

The San Antonio Area Team responded at 3:30 am to a call in the 800 block of Schley, where two apartment units with one person in each unit were affected. Those affected were provided with food, clothing and temporary housing.

The second team was called later in the morning to a mobile home fire in Poteet in the 300 block of Viewpoint Drive to assist two adults and one teen. The family was provided with clothing, food, bedding, and temporary housing.

Provisions to victims of disasters large and small are made possible by the generosity of charitable contributions made by individuals, corporations and foundations. Those who would like to be part of supporting these events are encouraged to visit or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at