Red Cross Helps Family of Four After New Haven Fire

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

NEW HAVEN, CONN., February 28, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping a family of three adults and one child with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs after a fire today on Truman Street in New Haven. The Red Cross also provided a stuffed animal toy for the displaced child. Red Cross volunteers Lionel Dunlap and Geoff Harris responded to assist the family.

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.