Red Cross Volunteers Helped 21 People This Past Weekend

American Red Cross volunteers had a very busy weekend helping residents after multiple homes in southern Nevada caught fire. These home fires occurred throughout the Las Vegas area between Friday, April 10 and Sunday, April 12. The Red Cross assisted 21 people and also multiple dogs, cats and other family pets.

Red Cross volunteers were dispatched to 5 different locations throughout the Las Vegas area due to home fires that left the residences uninhabitable. The volunteers that responded to the disasters provided the displaced residents with the means to immediately get food, clothing and safe shelter.

Client caseworkers will be in contact with these people to determine what kind of other needs they may have. These other needs may include backpacks for children to go to school with or medicine prescriptions that have been destroyed. These items help get a family back on its feet and help them start to rebuild their lives.

Red Cross volunteers are ordinary citizens that do extraordinary things to help their community. They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Red Cross could not function without the dedicated volunteers and generous donors that help support its Mission.

There are many ways to get involved with the Red Cross. Visit the southern Nevada Red Cross website at www.redcross.org/nv/las-vegas to learn more about the services provided. Become a Red Cross volunteer or donor, today!

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