Red Cross Helping 13 People After Bridgeport and Terryville Fires

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

FARMINGTON, CONN., February 19, 2014 - The American Red Cross is helping 13 people after fires today in Bridgeport and Terryville.

In Bridgeport, the Red Cross is helping eight people four adults and four children in two families – with emergency housing and food needs after a fire on Briarwood Road. A third family did not require housing or food assistance, but was provided Red Cross recovery information materials provided to all families with which the Red Cross works after residential fires. Red Cross team members Kristen Binau and John Healy responded to assist the families.

In Terryville, the Red Cross is assisting five adults in three families with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Main Street. Red Cross volunteers Amy Thomas and Colleen Rodger 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.