Red Cross Helping Six People After Two Fires

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I., DECEMBER 8, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping six people – three adults and three children – in two families after weekend fires in Warwick and Tiverton.

In Warwick, the Red Cross is helping one adult and two children with emergency housing and food needs after a fire on Friday on Merigold Drive. Red Cross Volunteers Pat Quinn and Emily Quinn responded to assist the family.

In Tiverton, the Red Cross is helping two adults and one child with emergency food, clothing and household needs after a fire on Main Street on Saturday. The family was able to make other housing arrangements. Red Cross volunteers Mike Cote and Ed Hart responded to assist the family.

The Red Cross is also providing to both families 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.