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Red Cross Helps Five People After New Britain Fire

The Red Cross is helping families with emergency needs.

NEW BRITAIN, CONN., March 26, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping five people – four adults and one child in two families – after a fire earlier today on Greenwood Street in New Britain.

A family of one adult and one child received help with emergency food needs. The child was provided a stuffed animal toy.

A family of two adults received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

Red Cross volunteers Ed Wadowski, Larry Winnick and Ginger Flynn 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.