Volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to seven people after a fire on Sunday on State Highway 28 in Hartwick (Otsego County).

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to five adults and two children, ages 12 and 15. Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.

HOW TO HELP

The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in the Mohawk Valley. Please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.

You can also help by volunteering with the Red Cross and responding to home fires and other disasters in your community. Browse current volunteer opportunities now at redcross.org/volunteer.