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Red Cross Assists after Kasson Fire

Fire Safety

ROCHESTER, MN, AUGUST 7, 2014— American Red Cross volunteers were on the scene of a house fire in Kasson on Thursday morning. 2 adults and 2 children were affected by the blaze, which broke out in the family’s garage. There were no injuries, and the Red Cross was able to help the family with their immediate emergency needs.

Every 8 minutes, Red Cross volunteers respond to a disaster like a house fire somewhere in the U.S. Volunteers and staff provide necessities like shelter, food, clothing, medication replacement, and emotional support to the victims of the disaster.

You can help people affected by disasters like fires or other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. You can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.