The American Red Cross is helping 21 people – 11 adults and 10 children – in five families after an overnight fire in New Britain on Sexton Street. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food, clothing and infant supply needs. The young children were provided stuffed toys as well.
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 redcross.org/ct.