Red Cross Assists Victims of Three Area House Fires

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., February 7, 2012 — The local Red Cross has been very busy responding to three house fires over the past few days.  Volunteers aided a family of three with emergency lodging after a fire in Shelbyville on Saturday.  Red Cross Disaster Action Team Captain Gene Williams was on the scene to provide assistance to the family affected by this fire.

Tuesday, Red Cross volunteers responded to a fire in Auburntown. One family of eight was given direct financial assistance for food, clothing and shelter, along with referrals to other various community services.  Disaster Action Team Captain James Goodman was able to assist the family.

Red Cross volunteers also responded to a fire in Murfreesboro on Tuesday morning and provided mass care to fire fighters on the scene.

“Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers are the most dedicated humanitarians there are,” said Brian Toll, Emergency Services Director for the Heart of Tennessee Chapter.  “It is only because of their energy, their dedication, and their efforts that we are able to provide service and support to first responders and families who have been affected by disasters.”

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and all Red Cross disaster assistance is free thanks to the generosity of local donors who wish to support their neighbors in need.  To make a donation to help support the Red Cross in their mission to aid those affected by disaster you can mail a check to:

501 Memorial Blvd.

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

embarked for “local disaster relief” efforts.

Your Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross is committed to meeting the humanitarian needs of the people in your area, be it in disaster preparedness, disaster relief, first aid or CPR training, or collecting life-saving blood.