The American Red Cross was called to assist 2 individuals who were displaced by a house fire in the rural Shieldsville/Lonsdale area on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. The home was destroyed in the blaze. Two Red Cross volunteers were on site to assist the individuals emergency needs, including 2 nights’ lodging, food and clothing.
Wednesday, December 26th the same two Red Cross Disaster volunteers were called to a house fire in Dundas. The home was completely destroyed. Red Cross provided immediate lodging, food, and clothing for the home owner. Two individuals renting an apartment in the lower level of the home were away for the holidays. The American Red Cross will be available for assistance upon their return.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is provided free of charge, and relies on the generosity of the American people.
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.