Red Cross Provides Assistance in Hillsborough Fire

American Red Cross New Hampshire provided immediate financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging, seasonal garments and shoes.

CONCORD, NH, January 24, 2013 - American Red Cross New Hampshire’s Disaster Action Team responded to a fire at 8 Wall Street in Hillsborough earlier today. The fire affected three adults. One dog was found safe while 2 cats and 1 other dog perished. American Red Cross New Hampshire provided immediate financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging, seasonal garments and shoes.

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

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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 redcross.org/nh or call us 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.