UPDATED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:52am
WACO, TX, November 5, 2012 — The American Red Cross is providing ice, water, snacks and support for approximately 20 firefighters battling a warehouse fire on New Dallas Highway in Bellmead.
“The Red Cross is proud to support our local fire departments,” said Mark Felton, American Red Cross Heart of Texas Chapter Executive Director, “they are essential partners in serving the people of Central Texas before, during and after disaster.”
Red Cross disaster services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Across Central Texas, the Red Cross responds to disasters like house fires on average every 18 hours.
Central Texans who wish to make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross Central Texas Region can call 254-523-4985, send a financial contribution to 4224 Cobbs Drive, Waco, 76710 or make a secure online donation at www.redcross.org/waco . For information on Red Cross services or volunteer opportunities please call 254-523-4985 or visit www.redcross.org/waco .
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org .