LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2021 — American Red Cross Los Angeles Region volunteers from the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter responded to a home fire impacting a family in La Puente.
On Tuesday afternoon, volunteers from the Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to a home fire, impacting a family of seven.
“This is a difficult time for many people in Los Angeles and adding a home fire to the mix can be just devastating,” said Jennifer Dutton, Disaster Program Specialist and DAT member. “We were able help the family by providing financial assistance for lodging, food and clothing, if needed. This is our community, and we are committed to supporting our neighbors.”
The Red Cross helped coordinate emergency aid for the seven individuals impacted by providing direct client assistance and recovery planning to meet their disaster-caused needs.
Red Cross volunteers have been trained to maintain social distancing and follow proper safety procedures to continue serving communities impacted by local disasters, during the coronavirus outbreak.
Just in the past week, Red Cross volunteers responded to 13 home fires in Los Angeles. With Los Angeles County facing a Safer at Home order, many more of us will be indoors and with a smaller group of loved ones. The Red Cross urges everyone to follow these safety tips to prevent fires and keep everyone safe: