Second Fire Red Cross to in 24 hours

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a home fire that occurred around 1:00pm on Saturday, January 17 on the Oneida Reservation, in the Town of Seymour affecting two adults and three children.

Three American Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted the family with lodging, monetary assistance for immediate clothing needs and meals. Comfort kits (which includes soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and home-made quilts were also given to the family.

This is the second fire within 24 hours the Lakeland Chapter has responded to. Friday, January 16, around10:20pm an American Red Cross Disaster Volunteer assisted a family in Pulaski with monetary assistance for immediate clothing needs and meals. The clients are currently staying with family.

Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. You can help individuals of this disaster and others by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter’s local disaster relief fund. For information call the Lakeland Chapter at 920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.

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