Family of Seven Receives Help from Red Cross
Spokane, MO – Members of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire in Spokane (Webster County) on 2/16/10. Two adults and five children experienced a devastating loss when their home was destroyed by fire.
The family of seven was provided with temporary shelter, food, clothing and comfort kits. Volunteers will follow up with the family as they begin their recovery process. The family will also receive assistance with their first month’s rent.
DAT members are volunteers with the Greater Ozarks Chapter and have received specialized training in various aspects of disaster response, including casework interviews, damage assessment, sheltering and feeding, health services and crisis counseling. DAT members also have the full support of the chapter for additional personnel and resources if needed. For information about training to become a Red Cross volunteer, please call 866-206-0256 EXT. 200 or visit www.redcross-ozarks.org/volunteer.
You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.
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Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
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