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Red Cross Helps 13 People After New Britain Fire

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

NEW BRITAIN, CONN., September 11, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 13 people – 10 adults and three children in three families – after a fire earlier today on East Street in New Britain.

The Red Cross is helping a family of one adult and two children with emergency food and clothing needs, as well as providing stuffed animal toys for the children.

A family of seven adults received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

A family of two adults and one child received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as a stuffed animal toy for the child. 

Red Cross volunteers Karl Kuhn, Anne Marie Braun and Memo Alejandro 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 residents 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.