LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Disaster Action Team volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to two separate fires in Livingston County overnight, providing emergency assistance for seven people.
According to a press release from the American Red Cross, one fire occurred at Main street in Leicester, with four adults and one child assisted. The other fire affected two adults on Grouse road in Springwater.
Red Cross assistance includes vouchers for temporary housing as well as food and clothing as needed. Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help with the emotional aspect of disaster. Those affected by the fires will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to discuss a long-term recovery plan.
The American Red Cross has launched an initiative to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over the next five years. To help achieve that goal, the Red Cross is asking every household in America to check existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home.
As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross is working with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke detectors in homes that need them. For more information or to schedule an installation appointment you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-241-4390. To make a donation to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.