Red Cross Helping Eight People After Two Waterbury Fires

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

WATERBURY, CONN.,  January 8, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping eight people – five adults and three children – in two families after fires yesterday and today in Waterbury.

The Red Cross is helping a family of four adults and three children with emergency food and clothing needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the displaced children, after a fire yesterday on Wall Street in Waterbury. The family was able to make alternate housing arrangements. Red Cross volunteers Amy Thomas and John Lennon assisted the family.

The Red Cross is helping one adult with emergency food and clothing needs after a fire today on Pine Street. The resident was able to make alternate housing arrangements. Red Cross volunteers Amy Thomas and John Lennon assisted the resident.

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.