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Red Cross services up, donations down

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

BERLIN, GA (WALB) – The Red Cross needs your help to help south Georgia fire victims. Another fire Tuesday afternoon further depletes their limited resources.

That fire left a Berlin man homeless after a flames ripped through his house about 2:30  p.m.

Carl Cook was outside his Wesley Chapel home when a fire started in the kitchen, destroying his house and nearly all his belongings.

The American Red Cross Chapter in Colquitt County came out to help.

But the services they can offer are based donations they collect. And those donations are down.

"We have extended ourselves financially. We've given every single family fire in this area clothing funds and food funds. Of course, this has been a downturn in the economy and people don't have as much to contribute," said Red Cross Volunteer Bill Rentz.

Last year, the Red Cross responded to nearly one hundred house fires in Colquitt County alone.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross click here.

 

 

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