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American Red Cross short on funds heading into fire season

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –WALB News Ten viewers stepped forward to help an Albany man and his young son who lost their home in a fire Monday.

American Red Cross officials are helping too, but their resources are limited.

Elgu Williams and 5-year old Elijah lost everything but the pajamas on their back when their home on 7th Avenue burned.

A gas space heater set a trash can on fire.

The Red Cross doesn't have much money right now to help fire victims.

With cold weather, the number of house fires usually increases dramatically.

American Red Cross Southwest Georgia Chapter Executive Director Mari Wright said
"My concern is if we do, and we have a big influx in fires in 11 counties, I don't know what we will do. "

If you want to help the family,  you can give to the American Red Cross Southwest Georgia chapter at their office on Pine Avenue.

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