This morning, local American Red Cross volunteer members of the Disaster Action Team, from the Broward County Chapter, responded to a home mobile-home where a car hit it on N.W. 44th Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The disaster-trained team helped coordinate emergency aid to five (6) people were impacted by the blaze, including one (1) child.
The Red Cross is providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental health services, one-on-one support to connect people to available recovery assistance and will continue to provide additional support to the family to meet their disaster-caused needs.
The Disaster Action Team is a group of local, specially trained, Red Cross volunteer responders, who are ready to take action in these emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Disaster Action Team volunteers also provide emotional support and information to help families begin the process of recovery. Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by donations to the Red Cross.
Families in our community, across the country and around the world turn to the Red Cross every day for help because #EmergenciesDontStop. Hospital patients still need lifesaving blood; neighbors still need food, shelter, and care after disasters; and military families still need support. Your help is needed to fulfill the urgent needs of our mission today at redcross.org/SouthFlorida.
WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO:
- Make a financial donation to their local Red Cross to help people affected by home fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world. Visit redcross.org/donate.
- Visit redcross.org/homefires t
o find out how to protect themselves and their homes from fire.
- Become a Red Cross volunteer by applying at redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
- Download the Red Cross Emergency App by visiting redcross.org/apps or texting “APPS” to 90999.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes