PROVIDENCE, R.I., November 27, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping 29 people after two fires yesterday in Cranston.
The Red Cross is helping a family of two adults and one child with emergency housing and food needs after a fire on Regina Avenue in Cranston. Red Cross volunteers Mike Cote and Paul Lagreca responded to assist the families.
The Red Cross is working with 26 people – 10 adults and 16 children – in eight families after a multi-unit building fire on Dyer Avenue in Cranston. Families are getting help with a range of needs, including housing, food, clothing and household needs. Red Cross volunteer and paid staff responded to work with the families. Volunteers were Gary Brownell, Melissa Shires, Steve Anderson and Steve Carr. Red Cross workers Elizabeth McDonald and Phil Stocking responded as well. Four additional families may need assistance. The Red Cross will work with those families as they become available.
The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits to all the displaced residents 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.