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Red Cross Helping Families After Multi-Unit Apartment Fire in Manchester

Our caseworkers will remain available to assist families.

MANCHESTER, CONN., March 9, 2014 – The American Red Cross is currently helping 43 people – 33 adults and 10 children in 18 families after a fire today on Buckland Street in Manchester.

Red Cross volunteers have been at the scene for several hours, working with families and the property management to determine needs. The Red Cross is providing five families with assistance for emergency clothing and food needs. The Red Cross is providing 13 families help for emergency food needs. Displaced children were provided stuffed animal toys and families requiring them were provided comfort kits with personal care items.

“There may be additional families seeking assistance,” said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. “This is still a fluid situation. Our caseworkers will remain available to assist families.”

Red Cross volunteers Ginny Brezza, Beth Anderson, Jon Basso, Joe Gavagni, Donna Heins, Gladys Kielb, Karl Kuhn, Steve Pintavalle, Marti Ramos and Val Ramos responded to work with the families.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.