MIAMI (July 18, 2018) – The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a multi-unit fire in Miami Gardens that impacted 40 units on Wednesday, July 11. Red Cross was on scene and provided canteen services which included hydration and snacks and coordinated emergency aid for the affected families.
So far, the Red Cross has assisted 29 families that were displaced from the fire with direct client assistance and recovery planning to meet their disaster-caused needs. This would encompass financial assistance, identifying long-term recovery needs and connecting them with resources in their community.
To make a financial donation to your local Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world, go to redcross.org/donate.
WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO People can visit redcross.org/homefires to find out more about how to protect themselves, their family and their homes from a fire. To help families in need, they can become a Red Cross volunteer by applying on redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
RED CROSS APPS People can download the all-inclusive Red Cross Emergency app which combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And there is a special mobile app, Monster Guard, designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game. Users can find the apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
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/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross