Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Disaster Volunteers Assist Victim of Worcester House Fire

Shortly after volunteers with the Berlin Disaster Action Team (DAT) finished a meeting last night, they were called upon to assist a Worcester gentleman whose home was involved in a fire. The gentleman had lost his home, having just enough time to get out with his two dogs. Fortunately, through the kindness of neighbors, he had a place to stay. In addition to emotional support and comfort, the Red Cross provided financial assistance for some food, clothing and seasonal garments. It was rewarding for the Disaster Action Team members to know that when morning came, this gentleman would have something to help him start to rebuild. The Berlin Disaster Action Team is part of the Central VT/NH Valley Chapter's emergency response network.