July 17, 2009 Wilmington, DE- Yesterday, volunteers with the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula were called to meet with a resident of Walnut Shade Road who lost his home in a fire on Tuesday (July 14, 2009) afternoon. The Red Cross provided temporary shelter, food, clothing and a comfort kit.
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country and across the world—in emergencies. The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula serves the state of Delaware and Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties in Maryland. Last year, volunteers and paid staff responded to 198 disasters of varying sizes throughout our communities, providing disaster relief – free of charge – to over 870 people. 20,378 people were trained in lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid. Over 470 emergency communications sent through the Red Cross kept members of the military in touch with their families. More than 450 seniors living independently were given peace of mind through our Lifeline personal emergency response program. More than 10,000 people on the Delmarva Peninsula attended Community Disaster Education presentations, teaching them the 3 steps for emergency preparedness. Since the Red Cross is not a government agency, it relies on valuable donations of talent, time and money to do its humanitarian work. -. @linkhref=’http://www.redcrossdelmarva.org’target=”_blank”>www.redcrossdelmarva.org/link. 1-800-777-6620