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American Red Cross Helping Seven People After Providence Fire


Paul Shipman

The American Red Cross is helping a family of seven – two adults and five children – after a fire overnight on Grand Street in Providence. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and baby needs, as well as providing stuffed toys for the children displaced by the fire.

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.