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New Jersey Red Cross Assisting Nearly 100 People Displaced by Home Fires Since Friday

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New Jersey Red Cross Assisting Nearly 100 People Displaced by Home Fires Since Friday

PRINCETON, NJ, November 21, 2016 — The American Red Cross New Jersey Region is currently assisting at least 98 people in 33 families who have been displaced by recent home fires across New Jersey.

Since Friday afternoon, the Red Cross has responded to ten home fires:

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Trenton – November 21, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to assist families displaced by a fire which severely damaged their homes on Weinberg Place in Trenton. Additional neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution and should be able to return home once officials determine it is safe and utilities are turned back on. At this point, the Red Cross has provided emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing, as needed to 28 people in nine families.

Bridgeton – November 21, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a fire on Hampton Street in Bridgeton and provided emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing needs to a family of three displaced by the fire.

Woodbury – November 21, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to assist two families affected by a fire at their Driscoll Ave. homes in Woodbury. After meeting with the families, volunteers provided Red Cross emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing as needed to five people.

Paterson – November 21, 2016

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to a fire on East 18th Street in Paterson and provided emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing to nine people in five families.  

Garfield – November 20, 2016

The Red Cross is helping nine people in two families displaced by a fire at their Cambridge Avenue home in Garfield with emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing.

Newark – November 20, 2016

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to a fire on South 18th Street in Newark to provide comfort and emergency assistance to the affected families. The Red Cross is helping seven people in two families with emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing.

Linden – November 19, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided comfort and emergency assistance to six families displaced by a fire on Georges Avenue in Linden. Red Cross emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing was provided as needed to the 12 people affected. 

Sicklerville – November 18, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to help two families displaced by a fire at their Loch Lomond Drive homes in Sicklerville. Volunteers met with the ten people affected and provided Red Cross emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing.

Clementon – November 18, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to provide compassionate care and emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing to 11 people in three families displaced by a fire on La Cascata Drive in Clementon.

Paulsboro – November 18, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers met with a Paulsboro family of four displaced by a fire at their Thomson Avenue home and provided comfort and emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing. 

Comfort kits containing personal care items were also provided to the families affected by these fires. Red Cross volunteers remain available to the families for support, counseling 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.

HOW TO HELP

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team is on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week to respond to home fires and other disasters throughout the region to help neighbors in need. Following home fires, volunteer team members meet with the affected families to determine their immediate needs and provide emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing as needed. While for most families it is their first experience with a home fire, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members have the training and expertise to help families through the next steps towards recovery, including guidance and referrals to other organizations or agencies that may be able to provide additional assistance. For more information or to become a Red Cross volunteer, visit redcross.org/NJ.

Help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial donations enable 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 REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation towards disaster relief.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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 767 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping 1,803 displaced families; collected 89,160 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided 3,516 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained 116,154 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.

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