MIDDLETOWN, CONN., February 5, 2015 – The American Red Cross is helping eight people – three adults and five children in two families – after a fire Wednesday on Bridge Street in Middletown.
The Red Cross is helping both families with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as providing stuffed animal toys for the displaced children.
Red Cross volunteers Ginger Flynn, Karl Kuhn and Bob and Jan Bertolo 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 resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Also provided was an envelope of information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more.