Red Cross Helping Nine People After Bridgeport, Naugatuck Fires

The Red Cross is helping families with emergency needs.

FARMINGTON, CONN., March 13, 2014 - The American Red Cross is helping nine people – seven adults and two children in two families – after fires today in Bridgeport and Naugatuck.

In Bridgeport, the Red Cross is helping a family of four adults and one child with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire today on Alameda Place. The displaced child was provided a stuffed animal toy. Red Cross volunteers Rich Agatstein and Karen Chan responded to assist the family.

In Naugatuck, the Red Cross is helping a family of three adults and one child with emergency housing and food needs after a fire on Dunn Lane. Red Cross volunteers Amy Thomas, John Lennon and Art Hopkins responded to assist the family.

The Red Cross is also providing the families with 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.