As far as 4-year-old Darian is concerned, everything’s ok again when you’re with Grandma – Tunya and granddaughter Darian share a moment together, thankful that after fire struck their Maywood apartment Sunday afternoon that they are all ok. The fire department responded quickly and prevented major damage, but said the unit would be unsafe to live in until basic repairs were made. The Red Cross assisted the family of five by providing aid for shelter, food, infant supplies and two stuffed animals for Darian and her little brother.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago helps people, like Tunya and others, affected by 3 to 4 home fires a day, every day in Chicagoland. This assistance is provided free of charge to all disaster victims and is made possible by voluntary gifts of time and money made by our community residents. Get your family prepared by reading these fire safety tips to avoid a disturbing home fire or help by making a donation or volunteering.
Written by Judy Gustafson