MIAMI (October 29, 2018) – Yesterday, the Greater Miami and The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a multi-unit fire on Margaret Street in Key West that impacted several units.
The Red Cross Disaster Action Team was on scene to help coordinate emergency aid for the affected families.
A total of seven families were affected by the blaze, consisting of 12 adults and one child. The Red Cross provided individual client assistance, comfort kits and recovery planning to meet their disaster-caused needs.
Nearly 180 times a day, the Red Cross helps a family affected by a home fire or other disaster. That’s why the American Red Cross launched the nationwide Home Fire Campaign in 2014 which aims to reduce home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent.
WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO:
- Make a financial donation to their local Red Cross to help people affected by home fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world. Visit redcross.org/donate.
- Visit redcross.org/homefires to find out how to protect themselves and their homes from fire.
- Become a Red Cross volunteer by applying at redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
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 Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.