Red Cross Helping Nine People After Fire in Hartford

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

HARTFORD, CONN., February 26, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping nine people – five adults and four children in two families – with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire earlier today on Bodwell Street in Hartford. A third family affected by the fire declined Red Cross assistance. Red Cross volunteers Ginger Flynn and Sandee Sorel-Leduc 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.