VERO BEACH, Fla.: Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a house fire on 33rd Avenue in Vero Beach at approximately 1:30 a.m. today. The team of three Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for six adults and four children. The Red Cross met the immediate and essential needs of the impacted individuals by providing lodging and food due to fire damage to the residence.
Red Cross volunteers on the scene were members of the Chapter’s Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.
To make a financial donation to your local Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can click, call or text – visit www.pbtcredcross.org, call 800-833-0599, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; 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.pbtcredcross.org or join our blog at www.pbtcredcross.org/blog.