The American Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs to two adults and three children after a fire on State Pier Road in New London Sunday evening.
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.
The Red Cross responded to a second fire on Fillet Street in New London where three residents were provided disaster recovery information and resources but declined financial assistance for other needs.
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.