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Red Cross Helps Two People After Orange Fire

Thanks to volunteers like Lionel and John who took time from their holidays to help neighbors.

ORANGE, CONN., November 27, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping a family of two adults with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire Wednesday on Russell Avenue in Orange. Red Cross volunteers Lionel Dunlap and John Glendon 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 residents might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.

“While it’s always difficult to cope with the stress of a fire, it can be especially tough on a holiday,” said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. “Our hearts go out to the family affected by this fire and our thanks go to volunteers like Lionel and John who took time from their family holidays to help neighbors in need.”

 

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.