Major disasters leave Westchester Red Cross in financial danger

A series of fires and the blackout have taken their toll on the Red Cross.

The Westchester Chapter of American Red Cross is struggling financially this year because of a string of major fires in Yonkers and most recently the blackout of 2003. The Red Cross reports that this year, it has spent $332,000 in financial assistance countywide. It has also had to lay off 12 workers.

Now, the organization is asking for the public's help so it can continue to operate and help residents like Westchester resident Catherine Cintron who lost everything in a fire.

Click here if you would like to volunteer or contribute to the American Red Cross in Westchester.

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