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Red Cross Helps 15 People After Hartford, New London Fires

American Red Cross Assists Family After Fire
The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

FARMINGTON, CONN., July 23, 2014 - The American Red Cross is helping 15 people in seven families after Tuesday fires in Hartford and New London.

In Hartford, the Red Cross is helping 11 people – 10 adults and one child in five families – with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire Tuesday morning on Wethersfield Avenue. The displaced child also received a stuffed animal toy.

Red Cross volunteers Sandra Sorel-LeDuc, Will Walluk, Kimberly Lingard and Ann Marie Braun responded to assist the families.

In New London, the Red Cross is helping three adults and one child in two families after a fire Tuesday on Williams Street. A family of two adults and one child received help with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs. A single adult in the second unit received help with emergency food and clothing needs but was able to make alternate housing arrangements.

Red Cross volunteers Cindy Samul, Alextine Powell and Walt Williams 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. 

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.