Busy holiday weekend: American Red Cross volunteers respond to NINE residential fires!

SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (WITI) -- It was a busy holiday weekend for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Wisconsin!

Red Cross officials say they responded to NINE residential fires over the Fourth of July weekend!

In a blog post, Red Cross officials wrote: "Dedicated, trained, responders cancelled concert plans, picnics and lost sleep, all to help others. Sure, 'I would help a friend in need' you say, but this is different. We are helping people we have never met before. We just know they need help. Their lives have been tossed up-side down due to no fault of their own. These families are in your neighborhood. They may even live on your block."

The Red Cross responded to the following fires:


    The American Red Cross is always looking for volunteers.

    Would you like to be a part of the team? If so, CLICK HERE to apply.


    If you don’t have the time but want to support the Red Cross' efforts, you can make a financial gift by visiting redcross.org/donate or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.