Thursday, February 16, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING THREE PEOPLE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 16th, 2017 6:16 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in the 11000 block of Force Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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