Local Red Cross to launch campaign to raise $250,000

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Updated: 4/04/2013 7:06 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & Mynews4.com)- Local firefighters are teaming up with the Red Cross of Northern Nevada to raise $250,000 to help local families affected by home fires.

Every 48 hours the local Red Cross responds to a house fire in the area.

They provide relief to those affected by those disasters by giving out, food, shelter, clothing and variety of necessities, but it doesn't stop there.

"We also have trained nurses, licensed nurses who provide that essential medication," Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Nevada Chapter of American Red Cross Clara Angriola says. "Think about your home burning, everything in your home is gone and you need medication that could be vital to save your life. The Red Cross helps in that endeavor."

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that doesn't receive any state or federal funding. The "Fire hurts... Red Cross Helps" campaign is to help raise funds to help pay for the expenses they incur while providing service.

"The biggest part of this campaign is to provide funds for Red Cross to help us after a fire we're there to put the fire out and to stop that damage and serve those people in need and the Red Cross is there to finish what we started," Carson City Fire Department Firemen Bryon Hunt says.

On Friday, April 5th from 5 pm to 8 pm Bully's is holding a fundraiser for this campaign.  It will be at the Bully's on Robb Drive, Carson City, and McCarran and Pyramid.

All of the money raised will stay in Northern Nevada to help local families.

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steelnets - 4/4/2013 8:57 AM
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Not discouraging anyone from contributing to charity; but, just know that the Red Cross President and CEO has an annual salary of over $652,000 (plus expenses)

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