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Red Cross Helping 14 People After Woonsocket Fire

The Red Cross is assisting families with emergency needs.

WOONSOCKET, R.I., January 19, 2015 – The American Red Cross is assisting 14 people – 10 adults and four children in six families – after a fire today on Wood Avenue in Woonsocket.

The Red Cross is assisting families with emergency needs.

A family of two adults received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

A single adult received help with emergency food needs.

A family of one adult and two children was helped with emergency food and clothing needs.

A family of two adults received emergency housing, food and clothing assistance.

A family of two adults and one child received help with food and clothing needs.

A family of two adults and one child was assisted with emergency food and clothing needs.

Red Cross team members Elizabeth McDonald, Arthur Shlevin, Steve Carr, Melissa Shires and Keith Desautel 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 resident 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.