Newark, NJ-The American Red Cross New Jersey Region is now assisting 65 people in 19 families displaced by three major fires in Newark on Friday. Together, they hope to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires.
As times seem to get tougher and the weather gets colder, different groups in our area need different types of help. They worked with community activists to call on the US Department of Justice to investigate the Red Cross.
She says, "Our goal is to provide a community wide solution to fix this community wide problem".
"As we are a charity that depends on the American people for financial donations to provide help after home fires and other disasters, we would like to reiterate that we provide support to all affected by home fires in Milwaukee, and we will continue to do so".
A member of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team met with a family affected by a fire on Vanderpool Street in Newark this morning.
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 worldwide humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
During a one-day, citywide event, volunteers will provide lifesaving fire safety education and install free smoke alarms for any local household in need. They can use the app's "I'm Safe" button to connect with their loved ones.
"Home fires are still the most prevalent disasters", Allemang said. "Again, we can identify local resources for them".
They are looking for ways to help recruit volunteers.
Caseworkers will be available at the service center to work one-on one with each family to create an individualized recovery plan.