Red Cross Asks for Donations After Helping Fire Victims
- The American Red Cross hopes you can help some of the families who lost their home in this week's fire in Wausau.
Sunday night, fire destroyed this apartment complex. 10 people lived in the apartments, which are a total loss.
The Red Cross helped to give them emergency food, clothes and housing.
They also helped a Rhinelander family of two whose house was burned earlier this month.
You can help by donating to the Red Cross by following the link below or by calling 1-877-618-6628 ext. 5822.
American Red Cross
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