Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter wrote -
The Red Cross responds to a disaster at least once a day. These disasters are not always natural disasters, affecting hundreds of people. Sometimes, a disaster affects one person. One person, standing on the street with nothing, watching their home, their personal belongings, and their memories go down in flames. This fire may not get wide-spread media coverage; there may not be fundraisers or benefit concerts created to help them get back on their feet, but Red Cross volunteers and staff are there. Much like PSX, the Red Cross pays attention to the details. We provide a toothbrush, a blanket, a children's toy and a comforting hug when your neighbor and their children have lost everything to a home fire.
PSX is supporting the Red Cross to ensure that no one is left on the street wondering where they are going to sleep, or how they are going to feed their children while their life as they knew it goes up in flames. PSX is supporting the Red Cross to ensure that the people who need our help the most will receive it.
"We were almost to the site and we got called off saying the clients didn't need us." Recalls a Red Cross volunteer. However, they still checked on the victims. "They were literally siting on the curb. Three adults and two of them had no shoes. They were in their pajamas and they didn't know what they were going to do." The Red Cross provided them with a safe place to stay and made sure they had what they needed to make it through the night and the next few days.
This is just an example of one of the many families who never thought they'd need the Red Cross. With your support, we will continue to turn heartbreak into hope.