Red Cross Providing Comfort After Fatal Baltimore Fire

Family comforted by Red Cross woman at a home fire.
The Red Cross is also offering emergency shelter to survivors who lived in the home. Red Cross caseworkers will continue to follow up with everyone affected by this tragedy until all of their immediate needs have been met.

The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region is providing help to the survivors and family members of a fire that killed 5 people this morning on the 5600 block of Denwood Avenue in Baltimore. Red Cross disaster mental health volunteers are providing counseling to about 30 members of the extended family including several children. The Red Cross is also offering emergency shelter to survivors who lived in the home. Red Cross caseworkers will continue to follow up with everyone affected by this tragedy until all of their immediate needs have been met.

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More than twice a day the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region provides basic needs to disaster victims such as emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling to Maryland families after disasters thanks to major support from donors to the United Way campaigns in Maryland. Each day the Red Cross also provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, visit our blog or Tweet us at www.twitter.com/RedCrossMD.