American Red Cross aids three after fire in town of Henderson

WATERTOWN, NY — Volunteers from the Central & Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to three people after a fire Friday evening, Jan. 29, 2021, on County Route 71 in the town of Henderson, Jefferson County.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance which can be used for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to three adults. Volunteers also offered emotional support. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.


The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond, and recover from disasters in Central & Northern New York. Please visitredcross.orgor call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.

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