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Red Cross Helps Eight People After Sunday Fires

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

FARMINGTON, CONN., December 1, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping eight people in three families after fires Sunday in Thomaston and Columbia.

The Red Cross is helping a family of four – two adults and two children – with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire Sunday on High Street Extension in Thomaston. Red Cross volunteers Ed Briggs, Jim Mangi and Amy Thomas responded to assist the family.

In Columbia, the Red Cross is helping four adults in two families after a fire Sunday on Route 87. The families received help with emergency housing and clothing needs. Red Cross team members James Hendricks, Mike Johnson and Sue Bolen 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.