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Red Cross Helping 11 People After Overnight Fires in Canterbury


The American Red Cross is helping 11 people after fires overnight in Canterbury and Norwich.

In Canterbury, the Red Cross is helping a family of two with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Westminster Road.

The Red Cross is providing help with emergency food and clothing needs to nine people after a fire on Broadway in Norwich.

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