DISASTER ALERT: Fire in Hempstead, NY

NEW YORK, February 9, 2013 — American Red Cross disaster responders are currently at the scene of a 5-alarm fire on Saint Pauls Road North in Hempstead, N.Y. to provide relief to dozens of local residents who have been displaced by the blaze. A reception center has been set up at the nearby Kennedy Park Recreation Center where the Red Cross is assisting nearly 70 individuals.  More details to follow.


A Red Cross spokesperson, Sam Kille is at the scene and available for interviews.  He can be reached at 516 642 5247.


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: