Responding to a fierce backlash, the Milwaukee Red Cross has officially rescinded a new policy preventing volunteers from going to fire scenes in 10 zip codes. Fire victims had been asked to meet volunteers in police stations or the Red Cross headquarters. A spokesperson says the organization understands it was “insensitive” to the communities it serves. The Red Cross denies accusations the policy was brought about by safety concerns. Discrimination was alleged because the zip codes singled out were populated primarily by minorities.