FARMINGTON, CONN., OCTOBER 30, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping nine people after fires today in Waterbury and Mystic.
The Red Cross is helping a family of six – one adult and five children – with emergency clothing and household needs after a fire this afternoon on Harris Circle in Waterbury. The children were provided with stuffed toys. The family was able to make temporary housing arrangements. Red Cross volunteers Amy Thomas and Ron Ferrante responded to assist the family.
In Groton, the Red Cross is helping three adults with emergency food and clothing needs after a fire today on Breezy Knoll Road in Mystic. The family was able to make temporary housing arrangements. Red Cross volunteers Jane Lionelli and FX Williams responded to assist the family.
In the case of both fires, 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.