American Red Cross volunteers provide
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
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 email@example.com.