(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
Red Cross Responds to Fires
Springfield, MO -
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is presently sending Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers out to respond to the scene of an explosion in Springfield. They are also responding to a fire on Loren Street.
Volunteers will provide beverages and supper for the firefighters as well as the individuals who may have been affected by this disaster. Caseworkers will access emergency needs and help with temporary shelter, food and clothing. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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.