Friday, October 29, 2010

Canadian Red Cross to Provide Help For Survivors of Weekend House Fire in Nain

Yesterday, the news of the house fire in Nain was brought to the attention to the Canadian Red Cross Newfoundland and Labrador.

Clarice LeGrow is the Associate for Disaster Management who oversees Eastern Newfoundland and all of Labrador.

She says yesterday, the surviving family members of the weekend house fire contacted the Happy Valley-Goose Bay personal disaster assistance team.

LeGrow says in circumstances such as this, they provide assistance within 72 hours of being contacted.

Before assisting, a needs assessment has to be done.

She says they provide vouchers that is sent to local stores for the families in need of food, clothing and hygienic items.

LeGrow says in rare cases, if survivors of these incidents do not have a place to stay, they can provide help with accommodations.

But, she says in almost every case, survivors will stay with family or friends.

If anyone is a surviving victim of a house fire, they can call their toll free number at 1(800) 222-9597.

LeGrow adds this is their direct toll free line to their emergency response team for this type of disaster.

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