CHAMBLEE, November 14, 2011– On Friday, November 11, 2011, a team of 18 Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to a 42-unit apartment fire at the 10 Gentry’s Walk Apartments , Chamblee, GA where they provided food, clothing and emotional support to 18 displaced families. A total of 14 units were completely destroyed and several badly damaged. One very grateful client, Sharill Sanders, whose apartment and possessions were destroyed in the fire, stated: “The Red Cross volunteers were quick to help me. They are life savers. I would have nothing without you all.”
The Red Cross is presently in need of committed volunteers to provide this service to the community. Specific training for this position is necessary and is free of charge. If you are interested in volunteering, call 404-296-0505 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday or visit www.atlantaredcross.org (click on “Volunteer”) to learn about all volunteer opportunities.