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American Red Cros Responds to Single-Family Fire in Schuylkill

Schuylkill, PA - On March 8, 2014, the Red Cross Schuylkill Chapter responded to a single-family fire on Virginia Avenue in Shenandoah Heights in Schuylkill County. The Red Cross provided family 1 (2 adults/2 children) with food and clothing. The Red Cross will follow-up with the families for additional services, as needed.

Make a difference in the lives of others by becoming a Red Cross volunteer with the disaster team. For individuals and families who have been personally affected by a fire or disaster - the offer of a warm blanket, the means to purchase food and clothing, lodging, personal hygiene items like those found in a comfort kit, even a stuffed animal for a child can make all the difference for a hopeful tomorrow. Contact Red Cross Volunteer Services at (610) 865-4400 ext. 219 or email Volunteer and Youth Services.

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.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Schuylkill Chapter, 1402 Laurel Blvd., Pottsville PA 17901. Visit