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American Red Cross Helping Four People After Fires in Windsor Locks, New Haven


Paul Shipman

The American Red Cross is helping four people – two adults and two children – after fires today in Windsor Locks and New Haven.

In Windsor Locks, the Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs for a family of three – one adult and two children – after a fire on Third Street.

In New Haven, the Red Cross is helping one adult with emergency housing needs after a fire this afternoon on Orchard Street.

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.