CLARENDON- On Monday afternoon, April 8, a fire was burning at
home located at 47 Gravel Pit Road, Clarendon, Vt The residence is
home to a family of five, two adults and three children. The
blaze was described as "fully involved" and was anticipated to
leave the family homeless.
Local first responders have contacted theAmerican Red Cross, asking
for local volunteers to meet with the family to see what emergency
assistance may be needed.
If at all possible, Red Cross volunteers strive to meet with
disaster victims immediately, knowing that recovery begins the
moment disaster strikes. Traditionally, the Red Cross helps
with temporary lodging and financial assistance for food and
clothing. In addition to these forms of direct assistance, the
volunteers offer referrals to state, local and charitable resources
in the area that can help the impacted residents as they begin
their difficult road to recovery.
The American Red Cross is always seeking new volunteers, an effort
that helps the organization maintain its ability to provide timely
and compassionate assistance to people across our region who have
been impacted by disaster. To be a part of our group of
dedicated volunteers, no prior experience is necessary and all the
training you will need is free and will be provided. For more
information visit www.redcross.org/vermont or contact Angela
Russell at 802-660-9130, ext. 107.