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Red Cross Helps 17 People After Fires in New London and Bristol

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

FARMINGTON, CONN., September 19, 2014 - The American Red Cross is helping 17 people in four families after fires today and yesterday in New London and Bristol.

In New London, the Red Cross is helping 15 people – 12 adults and three children in three families – with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire today on Ocean Avenue.

Red Cross team members Sue Bolen, Fred Bolen, Robert Jones and Lynn Wynn responded to assist the families.

In Bristol, the Red Cross is helping two adults with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Thursday, September 18, on Terryville Road. Red Cross team members Rebecca Johnson and Jennifer Callahan assisted the residents.

In the case of both fires, 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.