Red Cross aiding victims of Madrid and Russell fires
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:37 am

MADRID — Volunteers from the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to seven people after a fire Sunday afternoon on Depot Street in Madrid.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as food and clothing to three adults and four children, ages 15, 8, 6 and 3. For more details, view story from WWNY-tv.

Red Cross volunteers also provided emergency aid and financial assistance to two people after a fire Saturday night on County Route 24 in Russell.

Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items and stuffed animals for the children in the Madrid fire.

In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.

To help donate to the Red Cross’ effort, visit, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.