American Red Cross Responds to Three Fires in Shawano County over the Weekend

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to two home fires over the weekend and provided 40-50 emergency personnel with food and beverages.

The first fire occurred on Friday, September 18 around 9:00pm in the city of Shawano. Red Cross disaster volunteers assisted the family of two adults and two children with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing, food and infant supplies. We also provided the family with comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts.

On Saturday, September 19, around 9:15am, we received a call to respond to a home fire in Shawano County, near the town of Black Creek. Volunteers assisted the family of three adults with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided the family with comfort kits and quilts.

Around 10:30 am we received a call to help with feeding for the 40-50 fire emergency personnel from the Navarino Fire Department.  We provided sandwiches, water, Gatorade and snacks at the Navarino Fire Department. Emergency personnel from the station where on the scene of the home fire near Black Creek and where responding to a grass fire near Hwy 156 and McDonald Rd in Shawano County.

In total, five Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted with the three incidences.

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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