Red Cross Responds To Bronx Fire
After an early-morning 4-alarm fire tore through a vacant building on East 184 Street in Bronx, dozens of residents from two neighboring buildings were forced to evacuate their homes.
American Red Cross disaster relief workers arrived at the scene and registered a total of 32 of these individuals. Nine were from one neighboring building and they will not be returning home due to the damage caused by the fire. The Red Cross will provide them with emergency housing and funds for basic necessities like food and clothing. Twenty-three were from the other neighboring building and since they may be allowed to return, the Red Cross is still determining the services that they will require.
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 here or join our blog here.
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