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Red Cross Helps New Britain Family After Fire

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

NEW BRITAIN, CONN., June 30, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping a family of three adults and one child with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire today on Kelsey Street in New Britain. The child was provided a stuffed animal toy.

Red Cross volunteers Steve Pintavalle and Kim Lingard 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 person 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.