Red Cross helping with emergency housing, food and clothing needs

Fire from 15th Avenue in Green Bay. (photo from http://fox11online.com)

Fire from 15th Avenue in Green Bay. (photo from http://fox11online.com)

The American Red Cross is helping a dozen people – nine adults and three children from four families – after  fires yesterday in (W. Winnebago) Appleton, (Happy Valley Drive) Menasha, (5th Avenue) Green Bay and (N. Ostranda Lane) Crivitz. The Red Cross is meeting with and providing appropriate help for emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

The Red Cross has also provided families with emergency lodging, sweatsuits and personal hygiene kits along with professional resources during this difficult situation. Financial assistance for clothing, food, winter garments and shoes was also provided. Red Cross team members will be available to help the families moving forward from the initial disaster response through recovery.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of trained volunteers.

To learn more about the American Red Cross or to make a financial gift please call, text or click. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or click on www.redcross.org

Students at Maplewood Middle School particpate in Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign

The students at Maplewood Middle School, in Menasha, collected and wrote over 369 holiday greeting cards to the men and women serving in the military as part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. They worked with the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes campaign to send holiday greetings to those military members who cannot come home for the holidays. 

Paul Fruit and Nick Cluppert, Red Cross Staff with some of the students who made cards.

Kayleigh Kaminski and Kaylee Kuhn are seen handing over the greeting cards to Nick Cluppert and Paul Fruit, from the Red Cross.