American Red Cross Helps Fire Victims In Lawrence County

(BEDFORD) – The American Red Cross Disaster Volunteers responded to two house fires in Lawrence County this week.

American Red Cross helps local families following a fire on Davis Drive this week.

The American Red Cross has been a resource for those needing immediate assistance in the event of a fire, flood or natural disaster. For any organization to support those efforts it takes time and money to be able to meet those needs.

“The American Red Cross has a Disaster Relief Fund to reach areas affected the most by a disaster. Our Local Disaster Program Initiative is to meet the local needs of the community depending on what type of emergency or disaster occurring in a local area,” says Duchess Adjei, Regional Communications Director Indiana Region American Red Cross.

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The volunteers that respond to these emergencies are trained volunteers who undergo DAT training (Disaster Action Training) to support local emergencies.

“This training is a little bit of a time commitment and requires the volunteer to commit some time to be able to respond to the emergency. We must have people available 24- hours to respond to emergencies,” Adjei stated.

Most fire victims are placed in a local motel for a couple of days, and at times given vouchers to purchase clothing for immediate needs.

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To find out more about the American Red Cross, got to or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.