American Red Cross Providing Assistance at Fire in Minot Food, water and coffee available for emergency responders MINOT, N.D. (May 18, 2017) – The American Red Cross is providing immediate assistance to fire departments and other emergency agencies as they work to put out a fire near Minot, ND. Red Cross volunteers are on scene at Earth Recycling to provide canteen services to local and county officials. “We’re hearing reports that firefighting efforts could continue into the night. Our focus is to keep these brave individuals hydrated and fed so they have the energy needed to keep our community safe,” said Red Cross Executive Director Terri Philion. Food, water and coffee are being provided by the American Red Cross. Our team will remain on scene to assist as long as we are needed. HOW TO HELP You can help people affected by fires, emergencies, and countless other crisis by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Go to redcross.org/northdakota, call 1-800- REDCROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. RED CROSS APPS People can download the all-inclusive Red Cross Emergency app which combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And there is a special mobile app – Monster Guard – designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game. Users can find the apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossDakotas.