RED CROSS RESPONDS TO BOAT FIRE IN MARATHON
MIAMI (Dec. 20, 2019) – Early this morning, American Red Cross volunteers from the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter responded to a boat fire on 11th Street Ocean in Marathon, Fla.
Volunteers part of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team were on scene to help coordinate emergency aid to the affected individuals. Fire officials say two people were impacted by the blaze.
The Red Cross provided direct client assistance and recovery planning to the family to meet their disaster-caused needs.
Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster – and the vast majority of these are home fires. That’s why the American Red Cross launched the nationwide Home Fire Campaign in 2014 which aims to reduce home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent.
WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO:
- Make a financial donation to their local Red Cross to help people affected by home fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world. Visit redcross.org/donate.
- Visit redcross.org/homefires to find out how to protect themselves and their homes from fire.
- Become a Red Cross volunteer by applying at redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
- Download the Red Cross Emergency App by visiting redcross.org/apps or texting ‘GETEMERGENCY’ to 90999. This all-inclusive app combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And the Monster Guard mobile app is specially designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game.