Community Success Stories Fire Rescue

“A single mother and her two young little girls were displaced from their Brooke County home due to a fire. The clients had a place to stay with grandparents. But the affected family had other immediate needs and were issued financial assistance to assist with those needs. The family was provided¬† comfort hygiene kits (to save from having to use assistance money for these items). The children were given age appropriate toys and books. Disaster mental health was offered and provided to the mother. The counselor directed the family to other resources. Additional financial assistance was provided during client follow-up for new housing. Referrals for additional assistance was given for Brooke/Hancock Family Resource Network, Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities. In the final follow-up call, the client states that her immediate needs had been met and she had appreciated all the assistance that was provided by the American Red Cross.”

– American Red Cross