Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Red Cross Assists 2 Injured by Fire Overnight

Salt Lake City, Utah (Tuesday, April 27,2010)— The American Red Cross responded to a house fire in the 700 block of 1700 South just after midnight. Two individuals were injured in the fire and taken to the hospital. Disaster Action Team members offered the individuals shelter upon their release from the hospital and the Red Cross will follow up with them to offer help with any other immediate essential needs today.

Red Cross Chapters in Utah responded to 114 disasters last year. Some of them rendering multiple families homeless. Nationwide, the American Red Cross’s local chapters help victims of major and minor disasters by offering immediate comfort, which may include food, a warm place to stay, clothing, emotional support and other life necessities. Volunteers give comfort kits to victims of fire, flood or other disasters. The kits include helpful items like toothbrushes, toothpaste and a toy for children.

How you can help:
Help people affected by disasters like this fire by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, or your local Chapter. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Learn more www.utahredcross.org.

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