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Red Cross needs your help to serve fire victims

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

This time of year, the American Red Cross helps more south Georgia fire victims, but donations haven't been keeping up with demand.

The most common disaster the Red Cross responds to is a house fire. One happens every 9 minutes in the United States.

This year, there hasn't been a major disaster to draw attention to the Red Cross and boost donations, so the Flint River Chapter really needs your help to make sure they have enough money to serve the growing number of fire victims.

Chapter Executive Director Lara Gill said, "We're already seeing numbers on the rise. We've had over half of the house fires at this point in the (fiscal) year than we did last year. Last year, we gave assistance in the amount of $145,000 to people that were impacted by fires."

Last fiscal year, the Flint River chapter assisted 234 families impacted by fires, helping them purchase food, clothing, essentials and providing them with temporary places to stay.

You can send donations to the chapter at 500 Pine Avenue, Suite 104, Albany 31701. You can also donate online here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod60003

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