American Red Cross assisting person in Georgetown after Home Fire

The Red Cross showed proof it paid a family in need of aid who claimed Thursday they did not receive support after their home was destroyed in a fire

Charlotte Henley, a local volunteer who has volunteered with the Red Cross for ten years, said, "There are so many different roles a volunteer can assume, which is nice". They worked with community activists to call on the US Department of Justice to investigate the Red Cross.

She also noted that free training is provided for volunteers.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies almost half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides global humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

"These people are so dedicated, these volunteers because they really are taking time out of their lives. Some of the folks have even deployed a couple of times", Dinsdale said.

Every eight minutes, the Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, whether it's large disasters or small.

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Another nine Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to two other fires that broke out on 14 Avenue and Vanderpool Street to provide emergency assistance with lodging, food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to 47 people in 14 families.

The press release states that "we are now entering the coldest months of the season, which means the threat of home fire deaths is still very real".

Helphinstine also said, "We have six counties, where one county may only have one volunteer and then many of our volunteers work, so they are not able to help or be available at sometimes".

They are looking for ways to help recruit volunteers. The Red Cross provides the basic needs for those who are affected, food, clothing shelter; things needed in the first hours and days when victims have lost everything.

Volunteering for a good cause is something many people say they would love to do, here is the flawless place for them to carry out that goal.

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