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Red Cross Helping 14 People After Bridgeport Fire

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

BRIDGEPORT, CONN., NOVEMBER 2, 2013 - The American Red Cross is helping 14 people - seven adults and seven children - in two families after an early morning fire on Maplewood Avenue in Bridgeport.

The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs. The displaced children were provided stuffed toys. Red Cross volunteers Alan Burke, Jen Gillis 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.