SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2014) — Disaster Action Team volunteers from the American Red Cross of Central New York provided assistance Friday to four people who were displaced from their home by a fire on Glendale Avenue in Liverpool.
The Red Cross volunteers provided food and shelter for up to three nights for the three adults and one child displaced by the fire.
On Saturday, Disaster Action Team volunteers from the American Red Cross of Central New York provided assistance to a family of four displaced from its home by a fire on Greenwood Place in Syracuse. Red Cross volunteers provided food, clothing and shelter for up to three nights for the two adults and two children displaced by the fire.
Red Cross volunteers remain available to the families for support, counseling and referrals to local agencies that will provide long-term assistance during their recovery.
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers are trained to respond to disasters such as fires, floods and ice storms and administer to the needs of survivors. Red Cross assistance typically includes temporary shelter, financial assistance for food and replacement clothing, replacement medication, and emotional counseling and support. Volunteers are always needed and anyone interested in becoming a DAT member should contact the American Red Cross of Central New York at (315) 234-2200 or v sit www.redcross.org/ny/syracuse/volunteer.
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 www.redcross.org/cny or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arccny.