Children Receive Stuffed Toys to Help Them Through Crisis
Cara Hunt was at home with her three young children when their upstairs caught fire in September.
The Cleveland family escaped unharmed, but the fire stripped them of their basic necessities and left them with no place to sleep.
As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, two American Red Cross workers responded to offer relief. They gave each child a stuffed animal toy to help calm their fears, and provided financial assistance to cover temporary lodging for the family, whose home was deemed unlivable.
Cleveland Fire Battalion Captain Chris Posante, who connected Hunt with the Red Cross workers, underscored the importance of this support.
“These are good people who are suffering through no fault of their own,” Posante said. “The help you give them is much needed.”
You can help people who have been driven from their homes by fire when you donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief, at redcross.org/donate, or by calling 1-800 RED CROSS. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.