Heroes for Fire Victims

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

The Red Cross is kicking off their Heroes for Fire Victims campaign through March 30.

You can help West Virginia families affected by fire this year.

It's a way for community-minded individuals to support a family that has lost everything to a home fire.

In 2012, the Parkersburg Red Cross responded to more than 600 single-family fires and 200 multi-family fires.

Here at home in 2013 they say we're experiencing nearly triple the number of fires, so this campaign really makes a difference.

"We average $1,250 per family," says Sharon Kesselring, financial development director at the Parkersburg Red Cross. "We can then provide them with some background on who they've been able to help. We give them a certificate to show that they are a hero when it comes to fire victims. We give them some access to information that they may not otherwise normally have."

The Red Cross thinks Heroes for Fire Victims is going to be a great campaign and really give people a sense of helping not just a cause, but an individual family.

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