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Red Cross Helping 12 People After Stratford Fire

The Red Cross is helping with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs.

STRATFORD, CONN., August 13, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 12 people – three adults and nine children in two families – after a fire Tuesday night on Barnum Avenue in Stratford. The families were provided help with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs. Stuffed animal toys were provided to the children. Red Cross volunteers Ted Bresky, Debbie Hunt Scribner and Mike Vincelli 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.