MANCHESTER, CONN., November 25, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping seven people – six adults and one child in three families after a fire today on Main Street in Manchester. The Red Cross is providing the families help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs. Additional assistance was provided for displaced residents to replace winter garments, due to the colder weather on the way, said American Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.
Red Cross volunteers Jon Basso, Ann Marie Braun, Pat Jeram, Bob Jeram and Robin Saunders responded to assist the families.
The Red Cross also provided blankets at the scene as well as 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.