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Red Cross Helps Family of Four After Sunday Storm in Enfield

American Red Cross of CNY Postpones Volunteer Salute
A Red Cross team visited Enfield and we determined another family had storm-related needs.

ENFIELD, CONN. July 28, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping a family of four – two adults and two children – with help for emergency food and clothing needs after they were forced from their home on Crescent Beach Street in Enfield by storm damage on Sunday. The children were provided with stuffed animal toys as well. The family was able to make alternate housing arrangements Red Cross volunteers Marti Ramos and Jan Bertolo responded to assist the family.

This was the second Red Cross response in Enfield since Sunday, when a severe storm moved through the area. Both responses were related to the weather, said Senior Emergency Services Director Rebecca Johnson. “Yesterday, our team responded to a fire on Prospect Street. Today, a Red Cross disaster assessment team visited Enfield and we determined another family had storm-related needs.”

Yesterday, the Red Cross helped seven people – five adults and two children in two families – after a fire Sunday at a home on Prospect Street in Enfield. The Red Cross is providing a family of two adults with help for emergency housing, food and clothing needs. A family of three adults and two children received help with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs, along with stuffed animal toys for the affected children. Red Cross volunteers Ginny Brezza, Ann Marie Braun and Pat and Bob Jeram responded to assist the families.

In both cases, the Red Cross provided comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items the families 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.