The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to provide disaster relief following a house fire on Maple Avenue in Friendship on early morning Saturday.
DAT volunteers Tom and Mary Lingenfelter of Houghton, were on scene to provide the initial disaster assistance. Temporary housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs. The local Red Cross chapter will continue working with the family and their recovery process if additional services or referrals are necessary.
All disaster assistance offered by the American Red Cross is complimentary and made possible by generous contributions from the American people and residents of Allegany County. The United Way organizations of Allegany County also provide financial support to the local Red Cross mission.