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American Red Cross Helping 12 People After Providence Fire


The American Red Cross is helping 12 people – eight adults and four children – in two families with a range of services including temporary housing and help with emergency food and clothing needs after a fire Tuesday morning on Robin Street in Providence.

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.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers. For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit

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