UTICA, NY (MAY 5, 2022)—Volunteers from the Central & Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to 21 people after a multi-family fire early Thursday morning on North Main Street in Herkimer.
The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to 17 adults and four children, ages 5, 6, 8, and 12. Volunteers also offered emotional support, health services, and comfort kits containing personal care items. At least one resident is eligible for Veterans’ services. 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 Central & Northern New York. Please visitredcross.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 atredcross.org/volunteer.