Red Cross helps three people impacted Lehigh Acres home fire
The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a kitchen fire in the Westminster neighborhood last Tuesday.
According to Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District spokesperson Katie Heck, three people were impacted by the blaze, including two children.
“We did respond to a kitchen fire on Locke Lane at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 5. The residence was unoccupied; a neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the residence. The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time,” Heck said.
Local American Red Cross volunteers from the Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter responded to the home fret assist and coordinate emergency aid to those affected.
“The American Red Cross is providing the three people that were impacted by the home fire, one adult and two children, with emergency financial assistance, relief items like toiletries, health and mental health services, one-on-one support to connect people to available recovery assistance and will continue to provide additional support to the family to meet their disaster-caused needs,” Siara Campbell, Development Communications Manager for American Red Cross South Florida Region stated.
Volunteers are alway needed. To become a Red Cross volunteer with the South Florida Region, visit redcross.org/SFLvolunteer
Other ways to contribute include:
• Make a financial donation to the local Red Cross to help people affected by home fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world. Visit redcross.org/donate.
• Visit redcross.org/homefires for more information on fire safety within the home.
• Become a Red Cross volunteer by applying at redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
• Download the Red Cross Emergency App by visiting redcross.org/apps or texting ‘GETEMERGENCY’ to 90999. This all-inclusive app combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And the Monster Guard mobile app is specially designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game.
For more information, visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.