Tag Archives: Home Fires

“DAT” Superteam

By Robert Kramel, American Red Cross Volunteer     My wife and I move around the country a lot, it happens about every two years. We have done this since the start of our marriage seven years ago. Even while moving … Continue reading

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So Fly and So Flip

New Flip Cameras Will Help Connect to and Educate the Public on the Red Cross A new set of Flip cameras, thanks to some generous donors, will help us connect with you and give you more information about the Red … Continue reading

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Volunteers have seen more than 20 fires this holiday season

(Dec. 26, 2009) — Just when we think we’ve seen a break in holiday season fires, we see more. It has been a busy holiday season for Red Cross volunteers this year. So far, we’ve seen 25 families displaced or … Continue reading

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Another two fires displace families in Haines City and Sebring

December 20, 2009 — Sunday was another busy day for house fires. American Red Cross volunteers responded to a chimney fire in the Sebring area shortly after noon. The man living there didn’t need help with shelter — he’s staying … Continue reading

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Red Cross helps six families in three days of house fires

This has already been a busy week for fires. Volunteers in Hernando and Marion Counties helped families who lost their homes in three separate disasters on Thursday and Friday. Then on Saturday, volunteers helped out three families, each with three … Continue reading

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Infant injured but alive after fire displaces family of 10

(Lakeland) Dec. 9, 2009 — A one-month-old infant suffered burns when a fire broke out in his home on Wednesday, but he and his six siblings, parents and grandmother all escaped the fire that took their home. The fire broke … Continue reading

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Give Gifts and Donate to the American Red Cross this year

http://tinyurl.com/ylppkvy (Orlando) Nov. 23, 2009 — It’s tough this year for many families looking at having happy holidays while still trying to make ends meet. The American Red Cross understands this struggle. Every day and night we have people who … Continue reading

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Red Cross responds to tragic Paisley fire

(LEESBURG) Nov. 22, 2009 — Red Cross volunteers have given help this weekend at a fatal fire in Paisley (near Leesburg) that took the life of one of the two people living in the home. The fire struck in the … Continue reading

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Notes from the Field

This is a first-hand account of disaster response from Erin Murphy, Communications Specialist for the Mid-Florida Region. We hope to offer many more “Notes from the Field” blogs to give an insider view on what it’s like to be a … Continue reading

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American Red Cross Responds to Fire in Casselberry

An apartment fire is the second disaster relief operation in last 48 hours in Central Florida. (Orlando) October 27, 2009 – For the second time in two days, American Red Cross volunteers are helping victims of a multi-unit fire. Red … Continue reading

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