American Red Cross volunteers assisting 13 people impacted by fires

Four fires in one week
Thirteen people being helped after house fires
Thirteen people being helped after house fires(American Red Cross)
Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 8:40 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - It’s been a busy week for the American Red Cross volunteers in the Quad Cities.

Four separate fires impacted 13 people - six adults and seven children - around the Quad Cities region. Families are getting help with financial assistance, disaster mental health and health services, and recovery planning.

The fires have been in communities across the region from Galva, Illinois, to New London, Iowa, Quincy, Illinois, and Hannibal, Missouri.

A fire can happen in as little as two minutes, so Red Cross officials encourage every family to have an escape plan. They say you should practice the escape plan with your children and routinely check your smoke detectors to make sure they are working. If you need assistance after a fire, you can call the Red Cross dispatch line at 1-844-319-6560.

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