American Red Cross

American Red Cross Installing Free Smoke Alarms in West Fargo

The smoke alarm installations will take place November 3 through November 16.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in the Meadow Ridge Development in West Fargo. Anyone living in a permanent, single-family dwelling from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue East and 45th Street to 17th Street East can request to get current smoke alarms checked and new alarms installed….

Student Group Hosts Blood Drive at MSUM

It's the first time the American Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A student organization at MSUM is making an effort to help save lives. “Students Today Leaders Forever” is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Comstock Memorial Union. It’s the first time the Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus. Students hosting the drive say they hope those who have been…

Neighbor Rescues Sleeping Woman And Two Kids From Apartment With Stove Fire

Fire officials say there were no smoke detectors in the apartment

FARGO, ND — A man jumps into action when he smells smoke coming from a neighboring apartment. The man broke in and found a woman and two children sleeping on a couch in an apartment in the 500 block of Oak Street North in Fargo. It happened around 2:30 this afternoon. He grabbed the kids and brought them outside, woke the…

Emergency Responders Approach Subzero Temperatures Differently

Some groups go out on scene, while others handle situations remotely

FARGO, N.D. — Whenever they go out on a call, paramedics with F–M Ambulance make sure that their paramedics and those they are helping are covered up from the cold. However, the extra time devoted to safety, along with the colder temperatures, are slowing down some response times. “Since it is so cold, it takes a bit longer to do calls…

Four Apartments Damaged after Early Morning Fire in Moorhead

Five residents and two pets are being temporarily housed with the help of the American Red Cross

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Five Moorhead residents are looking for new homes after their apartment building in south Moorhead caught on fire. When Freddy Davis heard neighbors running and knocking on doors in the Ridgewood Place II apartment complex (1211 34th Street Circle, Moorhead) around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, he knew something wasn’t right. “Next thing you know, I’m drinking my coffee,…

Early Morning Fire Damages Moorhead Apartment

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., crews responded to 1211 34th Street Circle. A second alarm was soon called and Fargo fire crews also responded.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Moorhead, MN (KFGO) – Crews battled an early morning fire at a south Moorhead apartment building. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., crews responded to 1211 34th Street Circle. A second alarm was soon called and Fargo fire crews also responded. KFGO’s Don Haney is on scene and will have more information when it becomes available. The…

American Red Cross Honors Local Heroes for Saving Lives

Part of their honors came from their involvement with the "Sound the Alarm" program

FARGO, N.D. — 2017 was a challenging year for the American Red Cross, as they had to clean up the wreckage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. To help the organization rally, many volunteers from the Red River Valley did their part to provide relief to people around the nation. All of this makes Lynn Speral proud to be a part…

Clothes Dryer Believed To Be The Cause Of House Fire

No One Was Hurt In The Monday Night Blaze

WAHPETON, N.D. — Fire has destroyed a house in Wahpeton. Crews were called shortly after 11:30 last night to 606 10 ½ Street North. When they arrived they could see flames and heavy smoke coming from the front of the house. The home’s occupants were able to escape before crews arrived. No one was hurt. Firefighters were on scene for…

American Red Cross Responding to Numerous House Fires to Help Those in Need

The organization has responded to more than a dozen home fires in the Dakotas Region just this week

REGIONAL — The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand after an apartment fire in Langdon and a house fire in Wahpeton. They’re providing financial assistance for food, clothing and emergency lodging to the two people from the apartment fire. Two others at the house fire in Wahpeton also were given emergency housing from the Red Cross. The organization…

American Red Cross Brings More Local Volunteers to Florida

The group aims at providing a way to help give relief without putting volunteers in danger

FARGO, ND — With many volunteers already in Texas, local relief groups are sending even more manpower to Florida. But the American Red Cross told us people who want to help should not go down south by themselves. Hurricane Harvey already did a number on federal relief funds and volunteer groups from across the nation. But companies like Xcel Energy…