As wilfires blazed through West Texas on Thursday, April 9, things appeared to be fairly quiet in Collin County. But, at approximately 11:30 pm, all that changed when the American Red Cross was notified of a multi-family fire in downtown McKinney.
When Red Cross volunteers got on the scene, they found families out on the curb, in need of immediate help. The Disaster Action Team volunteers assessed seven apartments for damage; one sustained fire damage while the other six apartments sustained smoke and water damage. It wasn't safe for the families to remain in the building so Red Cross workers helped all seven families find a place to stay. They also provided drinks and snacks to more than 30 individuals.
To learn more about how you can prepare for disaster, donate, or volunteer, visit the American Red Cross-Dallas Area Chapter online today!