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Red Cross Helps Six People After Meriden Fire

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

MERIDEN, CONN., December 1, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping six people – five adults and one infant in three families – after a fire today on Britannia Street in Meriden. The Red Cross is providing the families help with emergency housing, food and clothes needs. The young child was also provided a stuffed toy. Red Cross volunteers Missy Lundeen and Andrew Curtis 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.