Red Cross Helping 76 People After Holiday Week Home Fires

Trained American Red Cross responders are spending their holiday week comforting 76 neighbors in need following 21 fires across Wisconsin since December 24th.

Responses include seven in 24-hours including Green Bay, Markesan, Wausaukee and four in Milwaukee. Red Cross responders will meet with each family to discuss emergency needs such as a food, shelter, clothing, health needs and emotional support along with a recovery plan. Since Christmas eve, local workers, led by a team of dedicated volunteers, are also helping families in Racine, Marshfield, Black River Falls, Suamico, Oshkosh, Pine River, Frederic, Appleton, West Allis, Adams, Kewaunee and Irma.

The number of home fires increases during cold, winter months. To prevent fires, the Red Cross recommends following home fire safety tips. Fire safety tips, as well as numerous other resources, are also available on the free Red Cross First Aid App.

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To become a Red Cross volunteer in your community, visit redcross.org/volunteer. People can help those affected by fire and other disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org/donate to make a secure online donation or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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