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Red Cross Responded to 1,300 Incidents in 2011-12

The organization assisted more than 4,300 individuals with immediate needs.

In light of several fires in recent weeks, the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region has released its figures for small-scale fire and emergency response efforts for the previous 12-month period.

The following numbers represent the Red Cross fiscal year, which ended June 30.

Across the Greater St. Louis Region, which includes St. Louis City and 72 counties in Missouri and Illinois, Disaster Action Team volunteers:

  • Responded to more than 1,300 to fires and other emergency incidents; which breaks down to an average of three responses a day
  • Assisted more than 4,300 people with immediate needs such as assistance for food, clothing and shelter
  • Provided canteen items such as water, snacks and meals to more than 14,000 residents and emergency responders

The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous donors. The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.

About Red Cross Emergency Services:

The American Red Cross provides immediate assistance with food, shelter and other critical needs immediately following emergencies. The Red Cross is able to respond 24/7 throughout the region thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers and generous donors. All Red Cross disaster relief assistance is free.

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