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Red Cross Responds to Fire in Kamuela

July 16, 2018, 9:54 PM HST
* Updated July 17, 1:02 AM
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Volunteers with the American Red Cross are responding to a residential fire reported in Kamuela. Red Cross disaster volunteers are heading to the scene to meet with affected residents and ensure their immediate emergency needs for food, shelter and clothing are met. Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation. Information on developing a family plan is available to the public online or a brochure can be requested by calling (808) 734-2101.

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to:

American Red Cross of Hawai‘i
55 Ululani St.
Hilo, HI 96720
 

Make a secure donation online or call:  (808) 739-8109.

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