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Red Cross Helping 13 People After Providence Fire

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 10, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 13 people – five adults and eight children in three families – after a fire Sunday night on Daboll Street in Providence.

A family of two adults and three children was helped with emergency housing, food and clothing needs. A family of two adults and four children was helped with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs. A family of one adult and one child was emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

All the displaced children were provided with stuffed animal toys.

Red Cross volunteers Chanell Marte, Patrick Quinn, Michael Cote and Thomas Higgins 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