The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter sent teams of volunteers to support 60 firefighters and emergency personnel following a fire at 495 Chestnut Street in Springfield.
Red Cross workers helped emergency personnel stay hydrated and energized as they worked to extinguish the fire by providing breakfast and lunch along with other refreshments.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers. For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit www.redcross.org/pioneervalley.
About the American Red Cross: 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.