Red Cross Assisting Four People Following Riverside Avenue Fire


Volunteers from the American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties are currently assisting four people following a fire on Riverside Avenue in the City of Buffalo early Tuesday morning. Red Cross assistance typically includes vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing, and trained Disaster Mental Health workers will be available to provide emotional support to the residents. Multiple homes were affected by this fire, so it is possible that additional residents will come forward seeking assistance as the situation develops. The American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties spends an average of just over $1,000 when responding to a single house fire affecting a family of four. To support people affected by house fires and other disasters, please consider making a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund at www.redcross.org, by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation (charges will appear on your cell phone bill).