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American Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire

(Towanda, PA) – On March 24, 2014, the American Red Cross Bradford/Sullivan Chapter met with two families after a multi-apartment fire destroyed their homes. The fire occurred on March 21, 2014 and the location was York Avenue, Towanda, Bradford County. The Red Cross provided one family (2 adults/1 child) with food, lodging, clothing, seasonal garments, bedding and a storage container and a second family (1 adult) with food, clothing, seasonal garments, bedding and a storage container. The Red Cross will continue to assist the families, 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, Bradford-Sullivan Chapter, 800 S. Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848. Visit