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Pittsford family of six displaced by blaze

On April 16, a fire on Hollister Quarry Road in Pittsford resulted in a family of six, including three kids, displaced out of their home. Local American Red Cross disaster services volunteers responded to the scene to provide assistance.

Three volunteers with the Red Cross Disaster Action Team out of Rutland responded to the blaze. The emergency needs of the displaced family were assessed and financial assistance provided to help with food, clothing and other items lost in the fire. While temporary lodging is frequently provided by the Red Cross to fire victims, in this instance, the family already had alternate arrangements.

With the Rutland region experiencing an increased response rate this year and recognizing, now more than ever, the importance of being prepared for the large-scale responses, the Red Cross is actively seeking an infusion of more volunteers.

To learn more about volunteering, contact Angela Russell at 1-800-660-9130, ext. 107 or via e-mail at angela.russell@redcross.org.

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