Red Cross assists in West Calumet Road fire
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 6:55 PM CDT | Updated: Jul 23, 2015 7:12 PM CDT
American Red Cross provided assistance to six children and 13 adults affected by a fire located on West Calumet Road in Milwaukee.
One apartment in the eight-unit building was destroyed; one received major damage; and six suffered minor damage of smoke, soot, and water damage.
Four Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to the request for assistance. The Red Cross is providing four nights of housing, transportation, clothing, shoes, and information on steps to take to recuperate from fire damage. Eight comfort kits, containing personal hygiene products, were also provided by Red Cross; and the children received stuffed toys.
In addition to the services provided by the on-site Disaster Action Team, the Red Cross will continue to provide access to organizational resources.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of trained volunteers. To learn more about the American Red Cross or to make a financial gift please call, text or click. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or click on redcross.org