December 8, 2010
Family of Five Loses Mobile Home to Fire
While most of us are in a cheery mood celebrating the magic and spirit of this festive season, others are less fortunate. For one family of five the comfort and joy of this season came to an abrupt and unexpected end as their mobile home burned to the ground last night.
A member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross was on the scene to meet with family members and offer assistance. Fortunately, the family of five is unharmed and is able to stay with relatives during this crisis. The Red Cross has provided assistance with food and clothing. There are three children and their ages are 2, 6 and 7. Our hearts go out to this family during this holiday season.
Volunteers from Disaster Services will continue to follow up with the family as they begin their recovery process.
About the American Red Cross:
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