EAST ORANGE, NJ – The American Red Cross is assisting a family displaced by a fire at their home on Midland Avenue in East Orange Sunday morning. Two members of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to provide comfort and emergency assistance to the family affected by the fire.

“Our hearts are with the family as they cope with this tremendous loss,” said Ana Montero, regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “Our compassionate volunteers provided assistance to the family this morning and will remain available for support and counseling needs.”

Seven people received Red Cross emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing. Comfort kits containing personal care items were also provided to the family.

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Red Cross volunteers remain available to the family for support, disaster mental health services and referrals to local agencies that may provide long-term assistance during their recovery.

All emergency assistance is free to those affected by disasters and is made possible through the donation of time by dedicated Red Cross volunteers and the generosity of the American public. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross in New Jersey 

The American Red Cross provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,300 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. In New Jersey, last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 760 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping more than 1,800 displaced families; collected more than 89,100 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided more than 3,500 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained more than 116,100 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. For more information, please visit redcross.org/NJ and follow us on Twitter @NJRedCross.