News

Red Cross Responds to Fire Victim’s Needs

Red Cross Responds to Fire Victim’s Needs

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A fire Thursday displaced a Springfield family of four. The Red Cross arrived on the scene shortly after the fire department to assist the victims along with providing coffee for the first responders.

The organization’s work is often times unnoticed.  Interim director Jeff Regan says in addition to housing, the Red Cross is helping with clothing, food, and medicine.

“We will issue a client assistance card. There’s a monetary amount  on it. You use it like a debit card, there’s a threshhold on it.  We scrutinize debit capacity on those cards because its donated dollars and we want to make sure we appropriately dispense those funds” says Regan.

Regan points out the Red Cross relies on donations and volunteers from the community it serves.  The Springfield police and fire departments usually contacts the Red Cross in situations such as Thursday’s fire.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: March 27

beatles

A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

in Music

Ed Sheeran surprises newlyweds at wedding reception

Ed Sheeran performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Ed Sheeran surprised a pair of newlyweds at their wedding reception by singing Thinking Out Loud for their first dance.

in Music

Taylor Swift named among world’s greatest leaders in new Fortune poll

Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

Taylor Swift ranks two spots behind Pope Francis in a new Fortune.com poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

in Entertainment

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

in Music

Chris Daughtry heading back to TV

Chris Daughtry arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is heading back to the small screen for the new TV series "Studio City."