Red Cross Helping 16 People After Bridgeport Fire

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

BRIDGEPORT, CONN., January 9, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 16 people – eight adults and eight children in four families – after a fire this morning on Pembroke Street in Bridgeport. The Red Cross provided help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the affected children.

One family of three adults received help with emergency housing and food needs.

A family of one adult and two children received help with emergency housing and food needs.

A family of two adults and two children received help with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs.

A family of two adults and four children received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

Red Cross team members Kristen Binau, Tim Ryan, Larry Gross and Fred Edelman 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.