LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2021 — The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s volunteers from the Northern Valleys Chapter responded to a home fire impacting a family and their two pets in North Hills.
On Tuesday afternoon, volunteers from the Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to a home fire, impacting one family. The Red Cross helped coordinate emergency aid for the four impacted family members, along with their two pets, one cat and one dog, by providing direct client assistance and recovery planning to meet their disaster-caused needs.
“Emergencies like home fires can be scary situations, and they not only impact family members, but also our pets,” said Barbara Mariscal, Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross Northern Valleys Chapter. “In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being. That’s why your family’s disaster plans must include your furry family members too.”
Red Cross volunteers have been re-trained to maintain social distancing and follow proper safety procedures to continue serving communities impacted by local disasters, during the coronavirus outbreak.