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Red Cross Helping Two People Bridgeport, Hartford Fires

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

HARTFORD, CONN., January 1, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping two people after New Year’s Day fires in Bridgeport and Hartford.

In Bridgeport, the Red Cross is helping one adult with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after an early morning fire on Stratford Avenue. The Red Cross also helped the Milford Fire Department Canteen truck to provide snacks for the firefighters at the scene. Red Cross volunteers Ted Bresky and Jenn Gillis responded to assist the resident.

In Hartford, the Red Cross is helping one adult with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire this afternoon on Hartland Street. Red Cross volunteers Dave Kemp and Alexandra Dash responded to assist the resident.

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.