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Red Cross, Salvation Army support Raleigh fire victims

Posted March 18

— While the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local investigators remained on the site of the historic fire that burned in downtown Raleigh, volunteers worked Saturday to make sure people affected are taken care of.

The Red Cross said workers have assisted and been in contact with roughly 60 people impacted by the fire.

They are making sure residents get necessities like prescriptions as well as comfort kits and toiletries.

Brittany Jennings said right now the focus is basic necessities, but they will assess as time progresses.

“Every single day in eastern North Carolina, the Red Cross responds to five home fires, so every single day five families lose their homes to a fire and not a lot of folks know that. It’s more prevalent and more common than we think,” she said.

The Salvation Army of Wake County handed out waters to first responders at Edenton Street United Methodist Church yesterday.

The organization also posted messages of thanks and support on social media, saying they are honored to serve Raleigh and its first responders.

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