NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, local American Red Cross volunteers from the Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter responded to a multi-family home fire on Twin Brooks Road in North Fort Myers, and helped coordinate emergency aid to three families affected. Fire officials say nine people were impacted by the blaze, including four children.
The Red Cross provided emergency financial assistance, relief items like toiletries, health and mental health services, one-on-one support to connect people to available recovery assistance and will continue to provide additional support to the families to meet their disaster-caused needs.
Red Cross Volunteers have been trained to follow proper safety procedures and protocols to continue serving communities impacted by local disasters, during the coronavirus outbreak. At this time, volunteers are supporting individuals on a virtual basis through phone and the use of video conferencing technology.
The Red Cross’ physical presence may not be the same across the country, but the emergency help they provide will continue, including financial assistance as well as other resource like health and mental health services which may be provided over the phone.
Visit redcross.org/homefiresto find out how to protect your home from fire.
Those interested in donating or volunteering can apply at redcross.org/.