American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Responds to Three Incidents in the Past Four Days

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Disaster Team has been has been called out three times in the last four days.

Friday, August 13, four disaster volunteers assisted 100 search and rescue workers in Menominee, MI. We provided food and beverages to keep the workers safe in the hot and humid conditions.

Sunday, August 15, Red Cross responded to a house fire in the city of Oconto. The fire displaced five adults and one teenager.

Two American Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted the clients based upon their immediate emergency need with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts.  

Monday, August 16, three disaster volunteers responded to a duplex fire on the east side of Green Bay around 10:30am.  The fire displaced seven adults and seven children.

Based on the clients immediate emergency need we provided them with monetary assistance for groceries and storage containers. We also provided comfort kits and homemade quilts. The families are staying with relatives.

“These responses again emphasize the importance and need for financial support year round to help people in need,” said Steve Maricque, Executive Director, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.  “During the summer months we typically see a downturn in giving.  Financial help now is critical to our being able to deliver services.”   

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.

 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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