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Three fires on Monday leave families in need

American Red Cross volunteers provide assistance

On Monday, Nov. 26, the American Red Cross responded to three fires across Vermont creating emergency needs for those impacted. An Isle La Motte family lost their home to fire early on Monday and were provided financial assistance with food and clothing destroyed in the blaze.  Local Red Cross volunteers also responded to a fire in Passumpsic (Barnet), Vt. and one in Rutland, Vt.

Five people, all members of one family, were displaced in the wake of a fire at a South Street home in Rutland. The Rutland family was provided temporary lodging as well as assistance for food and clothing. The five adults were also impacted by the Passumpsic fire.  
These three fires bring the total to eight responses by the Red Cross in our region in just the past four days. As winter-like weather sets in, the Red Cross finds the need for its services increase. There to answer the call is a corps of disaster services volunteers who create a statewide safety net for those impacted by fire and other disasters.

Those interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer should contact Volunteer Manager Angela Russell at 802-660-9130, ext. 107 or e-mail her at angela.russell@redcross.org.