HAMDEN, CONN., July 27, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping nine adults after a fire today at a multi-unit building in Hamden on Evergreen Avenue. Red Cross team members worked with residents for several hours today, helping assess their needs. The Red Cross provided assistance to nine people as follows:
Three families of two adults each received help emergency housing, food and clothing needs.
A family of two adults received help with emergency clothing needs.
A single adult received help with emergency food and clothing needs.
Red Cross team members were dispatched to assist the residents shortly before 5:00AM Sunday and worked with the families for most of the day. Jennifer Atkins, Lionel Dunlap, Warren Salomon, John Glendon, Geoff Harris and Sue Parker 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 the families might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.