Red Cross Assisting Multiple Douglas County Families

By KBJR News 1

Red Cross Assisting Multiple Douglas County Families

March 13, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 7:09 PM CDT

Solon Springs, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Northland Chapter of the Red Cross is assisting two families after two different fires in Douglas County.

On Mach 5, Red Cross officials provided emergency shelter, food and clothing to a family after their mobile home in Gordon went up in flames.

On March 13, local Red Cross volunteers responded to a separate fire on East Maple Avenue in Solon Springs. Immediate emergency housing was provided to the family. The Red Cross will be meeting with one client tomorrow to determine other disaster-related needs.

The Northland Chapter responds to about 100 local disaster annually. Red Cross disaster relief includes emergency housing, food, clothing, medicine and medical supplies, eyeglasses, health services, and disaster counseling.

Relief takes the form of preloaded debit cards, that are used in local businesses by clients.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati