Local Red Cross Disaster Action Team members from the Heart of Tennessee Chapter were on the scene of a fatal house fire located on Kingdom Road in Bedford County Sunday night. Red Cross officials provided coffee, snacks and water for emergency responders and family members on the scene.
“Our hearts go out to those family members who have lost their loved ones in the fire,” said Executive Director, Mike Cowles. “In the wake of this tragedy, the American Red Cross strongly encourages community members to check their smoke detectors and review their family disaster plans now to ensure that they are ready and able to prepare for, prevent and respond to house fires and other disasters.”
Red Cross remains in contact with local officials and the victims’ families to provide assistance as needed.
HOW TO HELP:
Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.