Forget the sweater. Give a gift that matters.

When a home fire occurs, children and families are often exposed to the elements. Give warm, cozy blankets that will protect them from the cold and help them sleep comfortably in Red Cross shelters when they can’t return to their home.  $60 buys 10 blankets. $18 will provide three blankets. Give a gift that matters at www.redcross.org/gifts.

As Weather Turns Colder, Don't Allow Alternate Heating Methods Lead to Home Fires

Almost 50 people spent Sunday night in American Red Cross shelters in West Virginia, Illinois and California after fire hit their multi-family dwellings. Home fires are the biggest disaster threat to people in this country – worse than floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. Every day, the Red Cross responds to as many as 170 home fires…… Continue reading As Weather Turns Colder, Don't Allow Alternate Heating Methods Lead to Home Fires