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Dubuque fire displaces four; red cross responds

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Dubuque, IA, June 26, 2009 - The American Red Cross of the Tri-States responded to the fire at 1491 Bluff Street Unit 5 in Dubuque Thursday by dispatching a Disaster Action Team member to care for the four people displaced.

The Red Cross provided the individuals with financial assistance for food and shelter along with comfort items such as stuffed animals and recovery materials.

Members of the Disaster Action Team are volunteers with the American Red Cross of the Tri-States specially trained in various aspects of disaster response including casework interviews, damage assessment, shelter and feeding, health services and crisis counseling.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary gifts of time and money from the American people.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation's blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission.

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