Imagine this scene: It's midnight and a family of four has returned to their home, only to find it in on fire with flames illuminating the night sky.
As firefighters work to contain the fire and save what is left of the home, the family is in disbelief. With no place to call home, their lives are shattered.
In the aftermath, the family will find a comforting shoulder and help in a desperate time of need in the American Red Cross.
American Red Cross officials locally are on the scene of tragedies long before the community hears about them.