NEW HAVEN, CONN., December 20, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping 11 people – nine adults and two children – in two families after a fire Thursday night on Kossuth Street in New Haven. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well stuffed animal toys for the displaced children. Red Cross volunteers Lionel Dunlap, Sandy Stetson and Andrew Curtis responded to assist the families.
The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing 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.