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Red Cross Helps 18 People After Providence Fire

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 7, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 18 people – 11 adults and seven children in four families – after a fire Thursday night on Ashmont Street in Providence. The Red Cross is providing the displaced families help with emergency needs.

Three families totaling 10 adults and seven children received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs. The displaced children also received stuffed animal toys.

One adult received help with emergency housing and food needs.

Red Cross volunteers Chanell Marte, Mike Cote, Paul Taylor, Pat Quinn and Don Corbishley 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.