STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- Fires are becoming a familiar sight for the Red Cross this winter and now the organization is launching a campaign to help those who have lost it all.
Hope for Fireproof seeks to raise $240,000 over 24 days to help those who lost their home due to fire this winter.
Since late October, the Red Cross has responded to almost 200 fires and have helped more than 1,000 people, compared 700 last year.
Amy Whittaker, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross said this is all part of their effort to help victims get back on their feet.
"We're here to provide hope to them, we're here to get them on their road to recovery because in many cases this is some of the darkest hours they could ever experience and we're here to help them on that recovery track and meet their immediate needs," said Whittaker.
The campaign runs through February.
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