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Providence Family Gets Help After Sunday Fire

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 3, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping a family three people with emergency housing and food needs after a fire Sunday on Elmwood Avenue in Providence. Red Cross volunteers Mike Cote and Richard Ailabouni 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 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.