March 17 fires displace two; the Red Cross is helping meet emergency needs.
The American Red Cross responded to fires Sunday, March 17, in Bridgeport and New Haven, displacing two people. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency needs. In Bridgeport, the Red Cross is providing one person with help for emergency housing and food needs after a fire on Stamford Place. In New Haven, one person is receiving help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Frank Street. 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. American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.