Local Red Cross Needs Your Help

Local Red Cross Needs Your Help

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.

"In Eastern South Dakota, 80 percent of the disasters to which we respond are home fires", explained Ross. "We're grateful to the many local partners who have joined the effort to help prevent fire-related deaths and injuries in our community".

The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand after an apartment fire in Langdon and a house fire in Wahpeton.

Ross also explained the Red Cross has a number of free apps the public can download for free that offer information and alerts. Then, we also have volunteers that will help follow-up with those that have been effected by a disaster, they might do just a follow-up call on that case work. It was explained by Allemang that the role of DAT responders is to train and prepare for large and small disasters and asses situations to respond appropriately.


Dusty Harris, Fire Prevention Officer for the Ouachita Parish Fire Department, says now is the time to check smoke detectors to make sure your family is safe.

However, Smith along with Salkowski said what they need the most help with, is the disaster relief program. He said the exact cause of the fire is unknown, however, and remains under investigation.

Jennifer Ross, Red Cross Executive Director for South Dakota, speaks to the class of volunteers.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue encourages you to inspect your heat source, check your smoke alarms and practice your home escape plan!

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