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Red Cross Helping 15 People After Three Fires

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

FARMINGTON, CONN., NOVEMBER 9, 2013 - The American Red Cross is helping 15 people – 10 adults and five children – in five families after fires today in New Haven, Westbrook and Bristol. 

In Bristol, the Red Cross is helping a family of three adults and two children with emergency food and clothing needs after a fire on Fair Street. The children also received stuffed toys. Volunteers Sandee Sorel-Leduc and Joe Gavagni responded to assist the family.

In Westbrook, the Red Cross is helping five adults in three families with emergency food and clothing needs after a fire on Bellstone Avenue. Red Cross workers Sue Parker and Rebecca Johnson responded to assist the families.

In New Haven, the Red Cross is helping a family of two adults and three children with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Whalley Avenue. The children were provided stuffed toys. Volunteers Lionel Dunlap and Peter Fusco responded to assist the family.

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.