The Red Cross provided assistance to replace lost clothing, food and other basic needs. The upstairs and downstairs apartments suffered major damage and were deemed a total loss.
The fire, which occurred on Harrison Street in Syracuse, displaced a group of three friends sharing an apartment and a family of four in the second apartment, including two young children.
Canteen service was also provided by the Red Cross of Kosciusko County for the fire, police and EMS officials. Three responding fire departments were served food and water as they battled the blaze. Departments from Turkey Creek, North Webster and Syracuse were the responding units.
Kim Komdeur, American Red Cross operations director said, “As heart-wrenching as it is to see families experience such a loss, this is why we are here: to help people when they need it most.”
The American Red Cross provides assistance to local families who experience a disaster like a house fire; fulfilling immediate needs in their first steps toward recovery.
The Red Cross has provided for the basic needs of this family. If you would like to help this family or provide for future disaster assistance please call the Kosciusko County Chapter of the Red Cross at 574-267-5244. All the assistance provided after local fires comes from community support for the Red Cross services in Kosciusko County.
A link to the full story about the fire can be found HERE.