The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter has responded to five home fires and provided nourishment for two different responses to support local emergency personnel within the last week.
In total, we have assisted 19 adults and 16 children. Based upon immediate emergency needs, American Red Cross Disaster workers assisted the families with lodging, monetary assistance for immediate clothing needs, infant supplies, meals, bedding and linens as well as comfort kits (which includes soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and home-made quilts.
A breakdown of the responses include:
- Monday, May 25, West Side Green Bay, Apartment Fire and Home fire effecting 11 adults and eight children
- Monday, May 25, Shawano County, Trailer home fire effecting 2 adults and two children
- Wednesday, May 27, Green Bay, Apartment Fire effecting one adult and two children
- Thursday, May 28, Sturgeon Bay, Chemical spill in Sturgeon Bay where we were requested to support over 40 emergency workers with lunch, water, juices, and snacks for five hours.
- Saturday, May 30, East Side Green Bay, House fire effecting 2 adults and two teenagers. Red Cross workers also provided nourishment to support the 25 emergency personnel on the scene.
- Sunday, May 21, East Side Green Ba, Duplex fire effecting three adults and two children
The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter is in need of your help. Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. Your gift helps families with lodging, monetary assistance for immediate clothing needs, toiletry items, infant supplies, meals, eye glass prescription, medications and other immediate emergency needs.
If you would like to make a donation, please send to the address below or for more information call the Lakeland Chapter at 920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Local Disaster Relief PO Box 8295 Green Bay, WI 54308-8295
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission.