Another Hand Foundation
"Assisting Families and Individuals During Crisis and Empowering Them to Rebuild Their Lives"
Another Hand Foundation's mission is to assist and empower individuals and families in our community who are experiencing profound loss due to fire, flooding and other disasters. to help families that have been affected by a tragedy or disaster. The following are recommended "next steps" after a fire has occurred.
1. Temporary Housing
6. Other special needs
Contact your insurance agent/company as soon as
possible. Do not sign any documents without
contacting your insurance company or Another Hand
Do not enter the home after the fire. Fires may
restart due to hidden remains.
Board up your house or close any opening to
Keeping all receipts and track of all of
your expenses related to your fire loss in order to show
the insurance company what money you've spent.
Your recovery may be based upon your community help.
You may want to contact some private organizations
that may aid you in this time of need.
Fire tragedies can be prevented simply by testing and maintaining your smoke alarms and practicing a fire escape plan. All smoke alarms in your house should be tested
monthly to ensure that they operate properly; batteries should be replaced annually.
If a smoke alarm is battery operated, replace the batteries at least once a month to make they operate properly and replace the batteries at least once a year to make sure the alarm will work when it is needed. Consult manufacturer's insutructions for when they should be replaced.
Fires can strike at any where at any time. AHF advises you to walk your family through a fire drill so that everyone knows what to do and where to go in case of a fire.
Every room in your house should have an escape exit. A kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Keep a fire extinguisher close to the kitchen at all times. Fire extinguishers are available from local retail stores such as: Target, Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, True Value, and Walmart.
Delivering a mattress and furniture to a fire-loss
Do you have household items? If so, call us today. We can pick up the items at your location or you may drop them off at Another Hand Foundation.
There are over 500 fires a year in Milwaukee County alone. There are many families that need our help or just need Another Hand to help. Please call our office for your donations.
Sorting donated clothes for families during the floods of 2010.