Red Cross Assistance at South Jefferson Apartment Fire

 

Southern Missouri Region

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 107

Contact:  Nigel Holderby

kendra.holderby@redcross.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Early Morning Fire

 

American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 5/21/12

 

American Red Cross Volunteers responded to the early morning apartment fire at 908 S. Jefferson that left approximately 25 individuals in our community with no home. Red Cross assistance through the generosity of the donors in our community will mean that they have a place to go.

 

Red Cross Volunteers met with the victims to identify emergency needs and will be providing assistance in the form of money for shelter, food and clothing. One of the apartment residents told me that she was so thankful that the firefighters had saved her little dog. “He is all I have left after the fire, but stuff is stuff and it can be replaced.” She was able to take her furry friend with her to a hotel where she will be able to start the process of getting her life back in order.

 

Over the next few days a Red Cross caseworker will work with the individuals to help them with details as they put their lives back together. Things like, how to get a driver’s license replaced or who to call about replacing a birth certificate and social security card.  Step by step our volunteers are here to make that process less stressful.

 

When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there. The Red Cross in Southern Missouri responds to approximately 2 house fires every day. You can help by making a $10 donation to the American Red Cross with a text or a phone call. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

 

For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby: holderbyn@redcross-ozarks.org

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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