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American Red Cross NH Responds to Littleton Home Fire

Red Cross responding to home fire
The family was given financial assistance for food, clothing, shoes, bedding and linens, seasonal garments and a storage container.

American Red Cross New Hampshire Region’s Disaster Action Team provided aid to a family following a devastating fire in Littleton, NH this evening. The fire displaced two adults. The singlewide mobile home was a total loss.

Red Cross volunteer Justin Kenison met with the client and provided immediate disaster relief. The family was given financial assistance for food, clothing, shoes, bedding and linens, seasonal garments and a storage container. They also received Red Cross comfort kits, which contain hygiene supplies such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and washcloth among other items.

The American Red Cross New Hampshire Disaster Action Team volunteers are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort to those affected by emergencies or disasters. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from people in our communities.

During extremely cold weather, the risk for a fire in someone’s home can increase. To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:

  • Never use a stove or oven to heat the home.
  • If using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
  • If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  • Use generators correctly – never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.
  • Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment someone wants to power directly to the outlets on the generator.
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/nh or visit us on Twitter at @NHRedCross.