Red Cross Sheltering Family of Five in Washington after Fire

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WASHINGTON CITY – The Red Cross in St.George is providing shelter for a family of 5 (3 adults and 2 children under the age of 5) after their home in Washington City caught fire yesterday and toxic smoke residue rendered their home uninhabitable.

Red Cross volunteers stand ready to provide further assistance,if needed. When disaster strikes, the citizens of Utah can be confident in the fact that the American Red Cross in Utah is ready to help.

About the American Red Cross in Utah: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; supplies blood to 30 area hospitals; and supports military members and their families. Red Cross Chapters in Utah responded to 114 incidents this past year, some of them rendering multiple families homeless. The organization also provides emergency utility assistance and international family tracing services. The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization, not a government funded agency, which depends entirely upon volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information visitwww.utahredcross.org.

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