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Red Cross Offers Support to Incline Village residents displaced by house fire


INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV April 27, 2012 Northern Nevada Chapter of the
American Red Cross volunteers responded to a non-injury, single family
structure fire that affected two units of a condominium complex in Incline
Village on Thursday, April 26. After being notified by first responders,
Red Cross volunteers met with the displaced residents of Glenrock Court.
Volunteers assessed and provided for the immediate needs of the two
displaced families and one dog. Volunteers collaborated with the Pet
Network who donated replacement items for the dog such as collar, bed,
toys and food lost in the fire. Temporary housing has been arranged for
the two families and additional resources were provided to help replace
some food and clothing items.

Red Cross case workers will follow up with the residents to determine if
any additional assistance will be required.

The Red Cross works in cooperation with the fire department to provide
immediate and follow-up support to anyone affected by fire. The American
Red Cross is a non-profit organization and none of this would have been
possible without the generous support from the Northern Nevada community.
This is an example of how donation dollars that have been made to this
chapter benefit local residents.

BE RED CROSS READY. Home fires are the most common disaster the Red Cross
responds to and also the most preventable. Learn how to prepare your
household. Visit redcross.org, click the tab: Preparing and Prepare home
and family. The Red Cross also has training for groups and businesses. To
learn how to make your business Red Cross Ready email:
[email protected].

The Northern Nevada American Red Cross chapter area covers 87,000 square
miles with a population of more than 670,000 people. Our chapter territory
is from Tonopah north, with our main chapter in Reno and branch offices in
Elko, Incline Village and Winnemucca.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 about
becoming a volunteer, health and safety classes, or making a donation,
call 775-856-1000 or visit our website at www.nevada.redcross.org.

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