March 2, 2011 Binghamton, NY—Yesterday, March 1, afire in the town of Hillcrest destroyed a single-family home on Crocker Hill Road, displacing a family of three, two adults and their 18 year-old daughter. Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire. Red Cross volunteers were on the scene and are providing assistance to the family. Through the local Southern Tier Disaster Fund, the family is receiving food, clothing and shelter.
As needed and as part of the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross, the family may receive additional services, including trauma counseling and financial support to secure permanent housing.
February 27, 2011, Binghamton, NY - Volunteers from the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross are helping a Port Crane family that was burned out of their home on Saturday. The late morning fire completely destroyed their one-family dwelling on Ballyhack Road in Port Crane.
The Red Cross has provided financial assistance for clothing, shoes and food. The family of three, one adult and two teenagers, is temporarily staying with other family members. The family may receive additional Red Cross services as needed, including trauma counseling and financial support in securing permanent housing.
February 24, 2011 Ithaca, NY Tompkins County Red Cross disaster volunteers were on the scene of an early morning fire today on Buck Hill Road South in Enfield. A single family home sustained major damage and displaced two residents.
The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to the fire victims for food and clothing. Shelter arrangements were offered by neighbors so Red Cross lodging assistance wasn’t required. However, the Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional services as needed, including trauma counseling and help in finding permanent housing.
February 22, 2011 Elmira, NY Once again, Red Cross emergency services volunteers from the Sullivan Trail Chapter responded early today to a fire in Waverly. This one was on Howard Street and left one person homeless. The single-family home was totally destroyed.
The Red Cross emergency disaster relief fund is providing the fire victim with financial aid for food, clothing and seasonal garments. Sheltering was not necessary because the man will be staying with friends. If requested, the Red Cross will continue to provide help in finding permanent housing and trauma counseling.
This is the third Waverly house fire the Sullivan Trail American Red Cross disaster workers have responded to in the past five days – Thursday, Friday and today. The Sullivan Trail Disaster Relief Fund makes it possible for the local Red Cross to provide these vital life saving services over and over again to those affected by disasters that occur in our communities each year. Red Cross assistance is always free to the victims and is supported by donations from generous individuals, just like you. Those wishing to help victims affected by this and other local disasters can make a financial donation by calling 607-734-3317, visiting www.1redcross.orgor sending a check to Sullivan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St., Elmira, NY 14901
At 10:30 am, the South Central New York Region of the American Red Cross in partnership with U.S. Veteran Affairs is welcoming home 150 soldiers of the Horseheads 827
The welcoming celebration will be held in the Sikorsky Hangar at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport and it is expected that approximately 1000 family members will be on hand to welcome the soldiers home. Food and beverages will be provided by the Red Cross and the space is donated by Sikorsky. In addition, Veteran Affairs representatives will provide mental health outreach and information on family re-integration.