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American Red Cross Helping Nine People After East Hartford Fire

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Paul Shipman

The American Red Cross is helping nine people – two adults and seven children – after a fire that broke out earlier today on Oakland Avenue in East Hartford. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, clothing and food needs and provided stuffed toys for the children.

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.