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American Red Cross Helping 11 People After Thursday Fires in CT

"Thanks to our volunteers and our donors, the Red Cross is providing compassionate support when these families need it most," said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.

The Red Cross is helping 11 people with emergency needs after Thursday evening fires in Wallingford, Hartland and East Haven.

In Wallingford, the Red Cross has provided emergency housing for three adults and two children displaced by a fire on Tennessee Avenue. The Red Cross will meet with the family on Friday to determine additional needs.

In Hartland, the Red Cross is providing two adults and two children help with emergency food and clothing needs after a fire on South Road.

The Red Cross is also helping two adults in East Haven with housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Short Beach Road.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits, containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Children's kits include a stuffed toy.

"Thanks to our volunteers and our donors, the Red Cross is providing compassionate support when these families need it most," said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.

Thanks to our volunteers and our donors, the Red Cross is providing compassionate support when these families need it most.