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Red Cross Helps Family of Seven After New Haven Fire

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

NEW HAVEN, CONN., December 1, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping a family of seven people – three adults and four children – after a fire today on Read Street in New Haven. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs as well as stuffed toys for the displaced children.

Red Cross Volunteers Lionel Dunlap and John Glendon 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.