Release – Red Cross Responds to Apt Fire in SGF

August 16, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO  65803
News Release
Contact: Chris Harmon
Office:  417-832-9500, x. 103 Cellular:  417-839-3548
Red Cross Helps Fire Victims
Six members of the Disaster Action Team from the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross were dispatched to the scene of an apartment fire in Springfield today.
Volunteer caseworkers are currently meeting with and assessing the immediate needs of families affected by an apartment fire today in the Strawberry Fields complex near Sunshine and Kansas Expressway.
In addition to offering emotional support, the Red Cross will provide assistance with shelter, food and clothing as needed. Our caseworkers will follow up with family members to help them access other help in the community.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is a free gift from the community.
The vast majority of Disaster Action Team members are volunteers. Call the chapter office at (417) 832-9500 Ext. 200 to learn about upcoming trainings to join this dedicated team of volunteers.
Help people affected by disasters like apartment fires by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.
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