BH ASSISTANCE WITH AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER ACTION TEAM
Backyard Humanitarian is an official community Partner of The American Red Cross, Connecticut, Area 1 Backyard Humanitarians on this team are on call to help respond to any emergencies such as house fires & hurricanes w/the Red Cross Disaster Action Team in Stamford. Backyard Humanitarians on this team must participate in training from the American Red Cross.
FIRES The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team helps when there is fire and the family is put out of their house by making sure they have financial assistance for shelter, clothing & food. As a team, we go to the scene meet w/the family, offer comfort and reassurance that we will be there to help them in their time of need. We make the arrangements for them to stay at a hotel and do the paperwork for a debit card. We help guide them with what to do after the fire. We also support the first responders on scene. If the fire takes a long time to put out, we canteen for the firefighters.
SHELTERS We also assist the Red Cross team with shelters during weather related emergencies such as hurricanes and floods. In order to prepare to be safe, neighborhoods can sometimes be evacuated. In a case like this, shelters are opened in safe areas out of the impact zone.
It's important to be there for someone when emergencies happen, because it's a stressful time and they don't need to worry about their most basic needs. Thank you so much!