2012 Family of 15 loses everything, The Red Cross is There.

Southern Missouri Region

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 107

Contact:  Nigel Holderby



Red Cross Volunteers Are Always on Call


American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 9/3/2012 – Red Cross Volunteers are always on call and Labor Day is no exception.


This evening Red Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers are headed to Exeter, MO to assist a family of 15 who lost everything in a house fire this evening. The family consists of several generations of the same family and their families. 6 adults and 9 children from ages 2 to teen will be given hope today because a Volunteer made them a priority. 


The American Red Cross through the donations of our community will be able to provide financial assistance for emergency shelter at a motel, food and clothes to get them through the next few days. Red Cross caseworkers will work with the family through this disaster and help them get resources for recovery.


Disasters happen every day and as the Red Cross continues to provide substantial relief in the Gulf, to people affected by hurricane Isaac, the need for your help is great. Please take a few moments to give support to your neighbors here at home and afar by donating to disaster relief.


People can click or text to donate by visiting http://www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.






For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby: nigel.holderby@redcross.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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