Manchester Home Heavily Damaged

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Fire heavily damaged a single family home. The resident and dog are safe.

The fire at 348 Sagamore St., Manchester, NH occurred early this morning. The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team contacted the sole resident and was able to provide immediate aid. In addition to comfort items and referrals to partner agencies, the Red Cross was able to provide financial support for lodging, food and clothing.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams are groups of volunteers located throughout the state that are specially trained to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort. They are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns.

HOW TO HELP If anyone would like to help, they can make a donation by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to their local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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. This year the American Red Cross of NH celebrates its 95th year of providing services to NH residents throughout our communities. For more information about the American Red Cross or the services in your community, please visit www.nhredcross.org or call the NH office at 1-800-464-6692. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Hampshire at P.O. Box 2528,Concord, NH 03302-2528. Please consider joining us as we empower others to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies.