Hawaii Red Cross Responding to Paauilo house fire on Big Isle

Hawaii disaster relief
The Red Cross is providing food, clothing and household items to those affected, but caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks...

Red Cross disaster volunteers met with those affected by the residential fire that occurred in Paauilo on the Big Island last night and are assisting with their immediate emergency needs. The Red Cross is providing food, clothing and household items to those affected, but caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation. Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org, or a brochure can be requested by calling 734-2101.

The Red Cross is not a government agency and depends on public contributions to help others. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to: American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. You can also make a secure online donation at www.redcross.org/hawaii or call: (808) 739-8133.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; 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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.