Quad Cities: Red Cross responds to fire in Rock Island, Illinois

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

MOLINE, Illinois, January 14, 2015 – American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire on the 600 block of Sixth Street in Rock Island, Illinois. The fire occurred on January 13, 2015. After a home fire, Red Cross volunteers ensure that everyone affected has a safe place to stay, food, clothing and emotional support. We are currently assisting one adult and two children.

In the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area annually on average, more than 185 families receive assistance after a disaster threatens to destroy their lives. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the Quad Cities Area assisted 229 families after a disaster.

Red Cross volunteers on the scene were members of your local Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.

The Red Cross recommends two easy steps to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire: get a smoke alarm and create a fire escape plan. For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit www.redcross.org/prepare.

To make a financial donation to the Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can visit www.redcross.org/quadcities, call (309) 743-2166 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 (to make a $10 donation).

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.