Red Cross

Red Cross Providing Care to Families Affected by Home Fires Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is continuing to provide care to communities affected by home fires despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Red Cross volunteers responded to 43 fires across North Dakota, South Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota during the month of March and offered assistance to 125 people affected by these fires. The Red Cross says it is working closely with…

Fire Destroys House And Shed Near Gardner, North Dakota

Red Cross is helping with temporary housing

GARDNER, N.D. — Fire destroys a house and shed near Gardner, North Dakota, about 30 minutes north of Fargo. The call came in around 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and crews from Gardner, Hunter and Fargo responded. Three people live in the house and were home when the fire started. They were able to get out safely. The cause of the…

Nearly a Dozen People Homeless in Hankinson Apartment Fire

The Red Cross is assisting those needing housing.

HANKINSON, N.D. (KFGO) – 11 people are homeless after fire gutted their apartments in Hankinson. Fire departments from 8 communities responded to the fire shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday in the apartments above Posts Hardware on Main Avenue. Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht says there is extensive damage to the second floor on the back end where the…

American Red Cross Dakotas Region Helping Out in Sioux Falls

They're still in the early stages of assessing the damage from the tornado

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — American Red Cross Dakotas Region is helping people in Sioux Falls affected by the tornado. The organization has opened shelters and is feeding people. If there aren’t enough volunteers in the Sioux Falls area, more volunteers will be deployed from the Dakotas region. The CEO says they’re still in the early stages of assessing the damage….

People In One Unit Displaced After Small Apartment Fire In West Fargo

The rest of the tenants were allowed to return home

WEST FARGO, N.D. — An apartment building in West Fargo was evacuated late Wednesday night after a small fire started in a laundry room wall. Fire crews opened the wall in the unit at 247 9th Avenue West and put out the fire. The people living there couldn’t return and were helped by the Red Cross. The rest of the…

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In 90 Degree Heat

No injuries are reported

Courtesy: GoFundMeMANDAN, ND — Firefighters battling a large apartment fire in Mandan in sweltering heat. Crews were called this afternoon to the fire at the 42-unit apartment near Mandan Middle School. The roof of the structure is gone. No injuries are reported. Several cats have been found alive in the building. Deputy Mandan Police Chief Lori Flaten says firefighters were…

Red Cross Honors Local Heroes at “Celebrating the Mission” Event

Three people received Hero awards

FARGO, N.D. — Everyday heroes in the community are being recognized for their work at American Red Cross’s “Celebrating the Mission” event. Volunteers, local fire departments and emergency responders were all invited to the lunch. The Red Cross helps victims during disasters and keeps people safe by making sure homes have safeguards in case of fire. Jeff Wolsky, who was awarded…

Wyndmere Family Loses House to Fire

The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Wyndmere

WYNDMERE, N.D. — A Richland County family lost their home to fire. The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Wyndmere. No one was hurt. The home is owned by Jane and Jerry Olerud. The fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the Oleruds. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: Fire, investigation, Red…

Dakotas Region Red Cross Rolls Out New Emergency Response Vehicle

The vehicle can hold up to four volunteers when heading to an emergency

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross is freshening up its approach to emergencies by introducing a brand new emergency response vehicle. Last year, Red Cross volunteers traveled thousands of miles in emergency response vehicles to assist in more than 400 emergencies across the country. However, Red Cross leaders say their lineup of emergency response vehicles was…