DES MOINES, Iowa-- A central Iowa Red Cross volunteer is also helping fire victims.
Penny Merta's help comes on the heels of another disaster deployment.
Merta, who is from Des Moines, was in Fremont County last week, helping with flood recovery.
Merta arrived home on Monday, three days later was sent to aid residents displaced in Thursday’s Ankeny apartment fire.
The American Red Cross says the month of March is already on pace to have more calls for service than February.