UTICA, NY (September 17, 2018) – Volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to two people after a fire Sunday afternoon on Dawes Avenue in Utica, Oneida County.
The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to one adult and a 17 year old.. Volunteers also offered health services, emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.
HOW TO HELP
The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in the Mohawk Valley. Please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.
You can also help by volunteering with the Red Cross and responding to home fires and other disasters in your community. Browse current volunteer opportunities now at redcross.org/volunteer.