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Rash of House Fires Puts Red Cross In Urgent Need

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Red Cross Responds to Rash of Home Fires in Region this weekend Red Cross Responds to Rash of Home Fires in Region this weekend

The Red Cross of the Western Carolinas is in need of money and volunteers after a rash of house fires over the weekend

In a 12-hour period the Red Cross reports it responded to six house fires in five counties. Those fires displaced 13 adults and five children. Disaster volunteers were on scene to provide financial and emotional support to those affected.

After this weekend’s fires the number of people helped by the Red Cross in the last nine months has exceeded the total number of those served last fiscal year.

Over the last nine months the Red Cross of the Western Carolinas assisted 2,128 people. For all of last fiscal year the organization helped 1,689 people.

The organization still has three months to go for its fiscal year.

The Red Cross of the Western Carolinas serves 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina. In order to meet this urgent need it is holding five volunteer orientations:

SPARTANBURG: Thursday 4/17, 6-8 pm 131 East Main Street

EASLEY: Tuesday 4/22, 6-8 pm Hampton Mem'l Library, 340 Biltmore Rd.

ASHEVILLE: Tuesday 4/22, 6-8 pm 100 Edgewood Road

GREENWOOD: Thursday 5/1, 6-8 pm 520 Epting Avenue

GREENVILLE: Tuesday 5/6, 6-8 pm 940 Grove Road

Pre-registration is required.

You can also donate to the Red Cross by visiting http://www.redcross.org/ or by calling (864) 271-8222.


 

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