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Red Cross Helping Five People After New Britain Fire

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

NEW BRITAIN, CONN., December 11, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping five people – two adults and three children – in two families after a fire yesterday on Tremont Street in New Britain.

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

The Red Cross is helping one adult and three children with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, and provided stuffed animal toys for the displaced children.

Red Cross team members Pat Calcinari and Rebecca Johnson assisted 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.