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Red Cross responds to Lockwood fire



redcresslogoAt the request of Storey County Emergency Management, the Northern Nevada Chapter, American Red Cross responded Tuesday to a residential fire in Lockwood.

A Red Cross disaster volunteer assessed the situation and provided assistance to the three residents who were displaced. Temporary lodging in a motel, as well as a debit card to purchase food, clothing and other necessities was provided to assist them in the recovery process.

Red Cross caseworkers will follow up with the affected individuals to ensure their immediate needs are met and to refer them to other partner organizations that can help them with their recovery efforts.

On average in Northern Nevada, the Red Cross provides emergency assistance to families displaced due to a home fire once every three days. Since July 1, the Northern Nevada Chapter, American Red Cross has responded to 32 incidents and provided assistance to 141 individuals.

If you would like to support the efforts of the Red Cross, financial contributions can be made online at www.nevada.redcross.org, by calling 775-856-1000 or by mailing a check to 1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV 89502.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, call 775-856-1000 or visit our website at www.nevada.redcross.org.

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