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American Red Cross of Utah seeks volunteers in central Utah

Nov 25, 2022, 6:00 PM
Dozens of residents were displaced after fire at a low income apartment complex in Richfield, Utah....
A fire at The Ville 647 on Monday, Nov. 21 leaves many residents displaced. The American Red Cross of Utah is seeking additional volunteers in central Utah as a result of the fire. (Sevier County Sheriff's Office)
(Sevier County Sheriff's Office)

SALT LAKE CITY — In wake of the fire in Richfield that displaced 35 families earlier this week, the American Red Cross of Utah is seeking additional volunteers from central Utah.

“Disaster Action Team volunteers help communities prepare for and avert emergencies,” said Benjamin Donner, executive director of the American Red Cross of Central and Southern Utah Chapter in a news release. “They help families with immediate needs after a home fire or other disaster and offer support during difficult times. We’re looking for Sevier, Emery, and Sanpete County residents to join this specialized Red Cross team and help us respond when their neighbors are in need.”

Area volunteers responded to Monday’s fire to assist those families that were impacted. However, those volunteers came from a good distance away to help.

“But many of our volunteers had to drive more than two hours to the disaster site,” Donner said. “We’re hoping to find more locals to help provide support to their neighbors and friends.”

A home fire is the most frequent disaster that Red Cross volunteers respond to, according to a news release. Additionally, volunteers respond to other disasters such as floods and wildfires.

Local volunteers usually help people they know such as neighbors, friends or even family members. 

“For those receiving help, a personal connection to an emergency responder can make all the difference,” Donner said. “Please join with the Red Cross so that when disasters happen – in Richfield, Monroe, Salina – your neighbors get the help they need from a familiar face.”

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