Even though Dallas, Texas and Philadelphia are nearly 1,500-miles apart, 8 volunteers with the South Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross are on the front lines, helping out with the storm response down there.
The Red Cross says 26 adults and three children were affected by the Michener Avenue fire, which broke out early Sunday morning.
As the American Red Cross tells us, when you are trying to stay warm, it’s always important to stay safe.
Dave Schrader, spokesman for the local Red Cross, says the organization has responded to a handful of calls within the past month — the most recent one when carbon monoxide fumes chased a family from their home on Wednesday night in Coatesville.
A representative of the local Red Cross chapter is returning from tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri today. And the devastation has even amazed those for whom disasters are routine.
A local Red Cross branch that is welcoming a retiring Philadelphia judge as its new CEO says it’s not concerned the judge was recently rebuked by the state Supreme Court.
The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter will be sending mental health counselors to the devastated South.