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Red Cross Helps 12 People After Brooklyn, Conn., Fire

Our hearts and thoughts are with the loved ones and friends of those who lost their lives today.

BROOKLYN, CONN., January 30, 2015 – The American Red Cross is helping 12 adults in five families after a fire today on South Main Street in Brooklyn. The Red Cross is providing a range of housing, food and clothing assistance as follows:

Family one - two adults

•           Assistance provided: food and clothing assistance

 

Family two - two adults

•           Assistance provided: food, clothing and household needs

Family three - one adult

•           Assistance provided: housing, food and clothing needs

Family four - three adults

•           Assistance provided: housing, food and clothing needs

Family five - four adults

•           Assistance provided: housing, food and clothing needs

Four adults in two additional families did not require assistance at the time, according to Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. “The Red Cross remains available to work with the families if their needs should change,” Shipman said.

Shipman also expressed condolences on the two fatalities reported from the fire. “The hearts and thoughts of all of us are with the loved ones and friends of the people who have lost their lives in this fire.”

Red Cross team members Eldon Griffiths, Sue Bolen, Fred Bolen, James Hendricks, Susan Gregware, Derek May, Cathy Wallace, Carrissa Quintella and Donna Hathaway and Richard Bloom responded to assist the residents.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a resident 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.