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Southern Missouri Region
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield MO 65803
417-832-9500 Ext. 107
Contact: Nigel Holderby
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Red Cross Fire Response Up Drastically
American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 7/30/2012
The American Red Cross continues to respond to fires daily across the Southern Missouri Region. “On average that response is up to 3 per day in the 40 counties we serve.” Said Chris Harmon, Chief Disaster Services Officer for the Region.
In July of 2011, 185 people received emergency assistance. This year that number is over 230 and growing as the count is added for fires that happened over the weekend. Aside from the families provided assistance after a house fire, the Red Cross provides another very important service, providing water and food to the firefighters and EMS on scene at large scale/long burning fires.
Home fires as well as wildfires are on the list of canteening events you will find Red Cross Volunteers at. From January 1, 2012 through this weekend we have served over 1700 Firefighters and EMS personnel on scene at these fires. That is already more than we served in the entire year last year which was just over 1200.
As you can see the need is great. Volunteers who respond 24/7/365 are the backbone of disaster service in our communities. All American Red Cross disaster service is free and a gift from the people in our communities. Your financial contributions are the source of this assistance and are in greatly appreciated by your neighbors in need.
YOU can get involved! Become a Red Cross Volunteer today by contacting your local Red Cross or the Regional Headquarters at 1-866-206-0256. Everyone can help by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby: email@example.com
About the American Red Cross:
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.