Wednesday, February 17, 2010

“The Red Cross helps people right here--in the Bronx"

On a November evening, Proserpina Watson watched helplessly as firefighters ripped down doors, walls and roofing in an attempt to locate the source of smoke in the Bronx brownstone where she grew up. Later, she and her Aunt Carrie stood in what was once the dining room and looked straight up to the sky. When a Red Cross volunteer on the scene gave them emergency funds for food and clothing, Proserpina was surprised and pleased. “We're seeing firsthand that this agency does good things for people who are in trouble,” she said. “Not just in another country … the Red Cross helps people right here--in the Bronx!" 

–Proserpina Watson, Bronx

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