HARTFORD, CONN., January 28, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 10 people – eight adults and two children in three families – after a fire early this morning on Bedford Street in Hartford.
The Red Cross is providing the families help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.
Red Cross volunteers Karl Kuhn, Sandee Sorel-Leduc, Larry Winnick Brian Gervais and Dawn Werneck responded to assist 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.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with the loved ones of the resident that perished in this fire, as well as with the emergency responders who worked so hard at the scene,” said American Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. “And we are grateful to our Red Cross volunteers who were there for the affected families at a difficult time.”