American Red Cross assisting person in Georgetown after Home Fire

Alicia Farmer
January 14, 2018

Salkowski listed a few stats needed for the Ohio River Valley Red Cross chapter: "We need 60 more volunteers in the Portsmouth area". They worked with community activists to call on the US Department of Justice to investigate the Red Cross.

Ross also explained the Red Cross has a number of free apps the public can download for free that offer information and alerts. They can use the app's "I'm Safe" button to connect with their loved ones. The Albemarle County Fire Marshal's office estimates the fire related damage to be $8,000.

"These people are so dedicated, these volunteers because they really are taking time out of their lives".

Newark, NJ-The American Red Cross New Jersey Region is now assisting 65 people in 19 families displaced by three major fires in Newark on Friday. "Some of the folks have even deployed a couple of times", Dinsdale said.

In the seminar, Jennifer Ross, the executive director for South Dakota, highlighted how the Red Cross gives relief to people who are facing a disaster, while also hosting other preemptive services, such as blood drives, health and safety services, including worldwide assistance and services to the armed forces.

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The press release states that "we are now entering the coldest months of the season, which means the threat of home fire deaths is still very real".

They are looking for ways to help recruit volunteers.

Red Cross volunteers remain available to the families for support, counseling and referrals to local agencies that may provide long-term assistance during their recovery.

"We have cots, blankets, we'll be serving warm meals for anyone who might need them".

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