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Red Cross Helps Eight People After Norwalk Fire

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

NORWALK, CONN., November 3, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping eight people – five adults and three children in two families – after a fire Sunday night on West Main Street in Norwalk. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

Four people in two additional families living in the building were able to make alternative arrangements for housing. Red Cross team members are available to help the families on Monday if they decide they require assistance, said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.

Red Cross volunteers Mike Vincelli and Pablo Aymerich 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 the 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.