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Family of Six Gets Help After Providence Fire

Red Cross helping families following apartment fire
The Red Cross is helping with emergency housing and food needs.

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 23, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping six people – three adults and three children – with emergency housing and food needs after a fire this morning on Admiral Street in Providence. Red Cross volunteers Melissa Shires and Steve Carr responded to assist the family.

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