Monday, August 11, 2008

Disaster Action Team Rushes to Aid Those Displaced by Early Morning Fire

Members of the Chicago Red Cross' D.A.T (Disaster Action Team) responded an extra alarm fire that lit up the sky over the Pilsen neighborhood early this morning. The Red Cross is assisting 6 people who were displaced by the fire, which stretched across three buildings on the 1500 block of West 18th Street. The chapter is providing the means for food, clothing and temporary shelter. Counseling services will also be available should they be required.

The Red Cross of Greater Chicago responds to an average of 3 to 4 disasters each day, many of them fires like this one. The chapter depends on donations from the community to provide the assistance that disaster victims desperately need. To find out how you can help those affected by future disasters like this one click here.

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