ATLANTA (January 12, 2009) – As families throughout Atlanta wrapped up the holidays and heralded the arrival of the New Year, the Atlanta Red Cross was responding to several fires across the Atlanta area.
From November 24, 2008- January 4, 2009, Red Cross volunteers responded to just over 100 incidents and provided emergency assistance in the form of lodging, clothing, food and replacement medications to over 175 families.
Home fires are the most common disaster that Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross responds to, on average 3 to 4 per day. Disaster volunteers are on call 24 hours a day to respond and meet the emergency needs of disaster victims.
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