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It has been a busy year for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross when it comes to fires. This weekend alone there were three including a small apartment complex in Cambridge.
Executive Director Marlene Henderson says there have been 62 fires since July; 10 in march alone. Last year there were 65 fires for the year. This increase has left the Red Cross in need of additional funding and donations.
"This is absolutely free for all the fire families, we don't ask for anything in return, its not something that the insurance company gives back to us or the government reimburses us, this is what we do and we have to raise the money to do it," said Henderson
There are a couple of ways you can help out the Red Cross. One way is this coming Saturday’s pancake breakfast at Applebee's.
"Its a great time, its a great breakfast, its from 8 until 10 in the morning and tickets are only 5 Dollars, the good news with this is 100% of the proceeds go to directly back to our chapter for our disaster relief fund to help the families in the future."
If you cant make it to the breakfast you can always make a donation at the Red Cross on 7th Street in Zanesville.