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Fire strikes Clarendon home displacing family of five


CLARENDON- On Monday afternoon, April 8, a fire was burning at home located at 47 Gravel Pit Road, Clarendon, Vt The residence is home to a family of five, two adults and three children. The blaze was described as "fully involved" and was anticipated to leave the family homeless.
Local first responders have contacted theAmerican Red Cross, asking for local volunteers to meet with the family to see what emergency assistance may be needed.
If at all possible, Red Cross volunteers strive to meet with disaster victims immediately, knowing that recovery begins the moment disaster strikes. Traditionally, the Red Cross helps with temporary lodging and financial assistance for food and clothing. In addition to these forms of direct assistance, the volunteers offer referrals to state, local and charitable resources in the area that can help the impacted residents as they begin their difficult road to recovery.
The American Red Cross is always seeking new volunteers, an effort that helps the organization maintain its ability to provide timely and compassionate assistance to people across our region who have been impacted by disaster.  To be a part of our group of dedicated volunteers, no prior experience is necessary and all the training you will need is free and will be provided. For more information visit www.redcross.org/vermont or contact Angela Russell at 802-660-9130, ext. 107.