A Dramatic Escape

A Dramatic Escape By Jonathan Sandstrom Milca Pinero of New Britain was involved in a home fire in February 2017, consuming a large portion of the building and her third-floor apartment. Had it not been for a helpful New Britain police officer, some neighbors, and American Red Cross volunteers, she may not have survived. She,... Continue Reading →

By Sue Toomey, American Red Cross The American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters each year, the majority of which are home fires.  In 2014, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in an effort to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the United States.  As part of the program, the Red... Continue Reading →

By: Keith Waterhouse, American Red Cross As a life-long volunteer, Laurie Briggs personifies the meaning of giving. Whether she’s cooking meals for the homeless, coordinating a local sock drive, or responding to a fire in her role as a  Red Cross volunteer, it’s to help others in need.  Laurie’s passion for volunteering was passed down... Continue Reading →

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