By Marcial Bolina and Ben Cable
Phoenix, AZ - Friday morning June 24th
a massive campaign was launched by the American Red Cross ‘Fire Hurts - Red Cross Helps’ at Fry’s
Food Stores in Arizona.
Every day, in cities and suburbs, fire consumes apartment
buildings and homes as well as the tangible memories and the lives of American families. In Arizona, four major fires were
still raging across Arizona including the ‘Monument’, ‘Wallow’, and ‘Willow’ fires
and a new fire in Northern Arizona called the ‘Wash Fire’.
16 Hours, Your Local Red Cross Is Helping Neighbors In Need!
Red Cross event Friday, a Vice President of a major insurance company told Cable Muse Network that the Red Cross was there
for her family on two occasions including when her brother’s home was destroyed by fire. She said, “Before his
insurance company could help him, the Red Cross was there.” She also recounted how they provided her family with their
immediate needs, including housing.
At the Fry’s press conference Bill Epps, Red Cross
Regional Chief Executive Officer said, “From May 1st to June 21st, we responded to 81 house and apartment fires within
the territory that we serve. More than 360 people were temporarily displaced by fires and our free disaster assistance to
those families total almost $60,000 dollars. That’s just in the last seven weeks and those numbers are not unusually
high. That is what we do, pretty much every single week of the year. Every 16 hours, there’s a house fire that our volunteers
come and help people.”