WEDNESDAY: Red Cross is Responding to 4 House Fires 50 miles apart

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) — Volunteers from the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross are responding to four house fires Wednesday, located across the width of Palm Beach County.

At 9:40 AM there was an apartment fire on 2nd Avenue in Lake Worth.  At 11:00 AM there was a single family house fire in Riviera Beach.

Shortly after, at 12:30 PM, two manufactured homes on Farm Place Roads in Pahokee were destroyed by fire.

Teams of  Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for six adults and one child  The Red Cross met the immediate and emergent needs by providing food, clothing items, smoke detergent, hygiene kits and lodging for the affected individuals.

Red Cross volunteers are all from the Palm Beach Area Chapter. These individuals are members of the Chapter's Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.

"The ability to respond to so many different locations in such a short span of time is a tribute to the passion, commitment and capacity of our volunteer teams" said Rob Levine, CEO of the Greater Palm Beach - Treasure Coast Regional Chapter.

Voluntary contributions of time or money may be made to the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist the non-profit organization in providing disaster relief and helping community members prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Please call (561) 833-7711 or visit www.redcross-pbc.org to learn how you can help.