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Red Cross Helps Four People After New Haven Fire

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

NEW HAVEN, CONN., January 16, 2015 – The American Red Cross is helping four people – two adults and two children in two families – after a fire Thursday on Elm Street in New Haven. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs. A third family living at the residence was not at the scene at the time of the response, but the Red Cross remains available to offer assistance if needed, said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.

Red Cross volunteers John Glendon, Geoff Harris and John Jensen responded to assist the residents.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a resident 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