UTICA, NY (June 12, 2017) – Volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to three people after a roof collapse and flooding Sunday night on Faville Avenue in Dolgeville, Herkimer County.
The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to two adults and a 2 year old child. Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items and stuffed animals for the child.. A second family was forced from another unit in the building, and they are expected to reach out to the Red Cross on Monday. Tomorrow, and in the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will be available to help all of those affected by the roof collapse, as they navigate the road to recovery.
In 2016, the Red Cross responded to more than 400 home fires and other disasters in the 24-county Eastern New York Region. Red Cross staff and volunteers provided assistance, care and comfort to more than 2,000 local residents last year.
All Red Cross assistance is provided free of charge and made possible by the generosity of the public. To donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
To join the Red Cross as a disaster responder, visit www.redcross.org/volunteer, enter your home zip code and select “Disaster Services” as your area of interest. Local volunteers are needed now to help the Red Cross provide disaster relief across the Mohawk Valley.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.