UTICA, NY, October 19—Volunteers from the Central and Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to seven people in two families, after a fire Monday on Floyd Avenue in Rome, Oneida County.
The Red Cross provided financial assistance which can be used for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to one family of three adults and two children, ages 5 and 8, and a second family of one adult and a 13-year-old. Volunteers also offered emotional support and health 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 the Hudson 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.