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Valentine’s Day fire leaves family without a home

Statement issued Wednesday by the Kosciusko County Red Cross:

Warsaw, IN, February 15, 2012 – The Kosciusko County Red Cross has been busy assisting a family who lost their home due to fire on Valentine’s Day. The Red Cross provided assistance to replace lost clothing, food and other basic needs.

The house fire, which occurred on Section Street in Milford, displaced a single mother and her four children yesterday morning. The family was not home at the time of the fire. Their apartment suffered major damage and was rendered uninhabitable.

Kimberly Stout, American Red Cross Emergency Services Director, said “Whether big or small, disasters have a life-changing effect on our clients. Most of our assistance goes to local families experiencing such events; fulfilling immediate needs in their first steps toward recovery.”

A special thank you to the Milford Fire Department for providing a safe meeting place to assist the family.

The Red Cross has provided for the basic needs of this family. If you would like to help this family or provide for future disaster assistance please call the Kosciusko County Chapter of the Red Cross at 267-5244. All the assistance that is provided after local fires comes from the community support for the Red Cross services in Kosciusko County.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.

For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org.

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