Volunteers Offer Valuable Respite to Responders

Provide Canteen Services at Crash Site

Local, state and federal investigators on the scene of the crash of a corporate jet in Akron have a place to go, just a few steps away, to receive food and drink.  The Red Cross stationed an emergency response vehicle stocked with sandwiches and snacks, coffee and water just a few feet away from where the jet crashed into a four-unit apartment complex.

15 adults who lived there and in two neighboring residences have been displaced by the crash, and received initial financial assistance from the Red Cross for food, lodging, and other immediate needs.  Continuing assistance available includes help with recovery plans, mental health services and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Note the wording on the Emergency Response Vehicle: “All American Red Cross Disaster Assistance is Free.”  The Red Cross responds to about 70,000 disasters every year, thanks to the power of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors.  Interested in becoming a volunteer?  Apply online here. You can donate online to help others who suffer a disaster, or call 1-800 RED CROSS.  Or text the words red cross to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation.

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