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Red Cross Helping Eight People After Pawtucket Fire

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

PAWTUCKET, R.I., OCTOBER 29, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping eight people – five adults and three children – in two families after a fire Monday night on Dudley Street in Pawtucket.

The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as providing stuffed toys for the children displaced by the fire.

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. 

Red Cross volunteers Mike Cote, Freddy Silva and Dan Costa responded to the scene shortly before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and worked with the affected families for several hours to assure that their needs were met.

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