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Red Cross Helps Two People After Providence Fire

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I., November 16, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping two adults with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire Sunday on Marshall Street in Providence. Red Cross volunteers Bob Foti and Lori Foti responded to assist the residents. This was the second Red Cross fire response in Providence this weekend, said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman, and the second response for the Fotis, who are active Red Cross volunteers. “We are fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who respond day and night to assist Rhode Islanders affected by fires and disasters,” Shipman said. “It is volunteers like Bob and Lori and so many others, along with generous donors, who power our response to emergencies.”

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.