FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 29, 2018) – The Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to two home fires within five hours this morning in Broward County.
Broward volunteers, members of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team, were on scene to help coordinate emergency aid for the affected families.
Red Cross provided individual client assistance, comfort kits and recovery planning to one family in Davie, consisting of four adults and one child and an additional family in Fort Lauderdale consisting of three adults and two children.
On average, 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day. 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.